Havana inherited much the colonial Architecture Spanish, and was classified like pertaining to the Patrimoine of humanity by UNESCO. It is also member of the Organization of the cities of the world heritage.
Its Architecture remained preserved devastations of the modernism and the buildings, with the colors diluted by time, are as many testimonys of the splendor of the Spanish print. What does not prevent part of the city, not restored, to be in a state of advanced decay. The old palates of the colonial Aristocratie are occupied by poor families, which do not have the means of maintaining them. This situation reflects the current economic reality of the island caused partly by the American blockade.
The city is in edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Malecon is a road way which skirts the coast. One finds on the other side of the street of the frontages of old colonial buildings with tons pastels.
Havana has the memory of its fortresses and sound Rempart set up as from the 17th century in pediment of sea.
District of Vedado : it is the most modern sector and most active of the capital. One finds there the majority of the marketing activities and the principal ministries as well as the principal town halls.
District of Miramar : it is the residential district and that of the Ambassade S.
HistoryThe Conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar based the first city of Havana on the southern part of the island of Cuba in 1515, but with its current location in 1519 moved it.
Havana was in the beginning a port commercial, in a notch of the particularly favourable coast, (satellite image) and became the capital of the Spanish colony only in 1607, and consequently the Spanish port more attended Nouveau World. It was the ultimate stage for the Spanish ships of the road of the Indies which were turned over from there towards Europe.
Havana was burned by Boucanier S in 1538 and was plundered twice in 1553 and 1555. The Britanniques conquered it in 1762, but exchanged it against the Florida the following year. After having recovered the city, the Spanish made of it the city most strongly strengthened of Americas.
In the Years 1920, during the Prohibition with the the United States, Havana became the destination of predilection of American. The casino S and Nightclub S were legions there. But the majority were closed in 1959, at the time of the cuban revolution.
- the place of the Revolution.
- the international airport of Havana names International airport Jose Martí.
OthersThe Habanera is a musical genre and a dance which was born with Havana.
- Havana on Wikitravel
Other directionsHavana is also:
- a city in the Arkansas with the the United States
- a city in Florida in the United States
- small Havana is the cuban district of Miami, in Florida.
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