Description: Modern Havana
Tour along the most up-to-date area of Havana for those who prefer the spirit of modernity. Panoramic tour along the most up-to-date area of the city (Miramar, Vedado and Centro Habana town) with stop at the main places of this area: Capitolio Nacional, former Palacio Presidencial (Presidential Palace), Plaza de La Revolución, Universidad de La Habana, Hotel Nacional de Cuba, etc.) Visit to a museum according to the clients'interests, to chose between: Museo Napoleónico (Napoleonic Museum), Museo de La Danza (Museum of Dance), Museo de Artes Decorativas (Ornamental Art Museum), Memorial Jose Marti (Jose Marti Memmorial), Cristobal Colon Cemetery or the City Model.
- Destination: Havana
- Hours: 2
- Allow Kids:
- From: Havana
- Days: 1
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: City
- From: Pick up time:09:00:00
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Modern Havana is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.