Havana, Cuba

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Map and Location

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Cuba está oeste de Haití y sur de Florida (USA).

La Bandera

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The blue stripes of the Cuban flag refers to the three old divisions of the island, the two white to the strength of the independentist ideal, the red triangle stands for equality, fraternity and freedom as well as for the blood spilt in the struggle for independence and the lone star symbolizes the absolute freedom among the peoples.

Población

La población de Habana es 2.105 mil en 2012. Es no grapho de población.

La Moneda

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La moneda es el peso cubano convertible.

The exchange rate is 1 USD to 1 CUC (cuban peso) on 2016-05-13 20:00 UTC

Andy Garcia- A Famous Person from Havana, Cuba

A famous movie star. He was born on April 12, 1956 and is still alive. He was born in Havana, Cuba and an interesting fact about him is that he was in his first blockbuster film only 4 years into his acting career. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094226/

El Tiempo

Es el 4 de mayo. La temperatura es 34 grados Celsius. Hace muy nebuloso. Mañana, seré algún chubasco o tormentas y 33 grados Celsius. http://www.accuweather.com/es/cu/havana/122438/weather-forecast/122438

La Maleta

Yo necesitaré mi pasaporte, boleto, cepillo, champú, crema, peine, secador, toallas, cepillo de dientes, pantalones, camisetas, camisas, calcetines, jeans, etc.

Los Boletos de Avión

La fecha de mi viaje es el 18 de junio al dos de julio. El costo de uno boleto será 1,872 US dólares.

Alojamiento

http://www.melia.com/es/hoteles/cuba/la-habana/melia-cohiba/index.html

Meliá Cohiba


Ave. Paseo entre 1ª y 3ª Vedado

La Habana 10400

Cuba

Duración de la visita: uno semana

Número de habitaciones: uno

Uno individual es viente dólares.

Total: veinte pesos cubano.

Total: veinte dólares.

La Transportación

Dos maneras de transporte son el autobús y el taxi. El precio de un autobús es de 5 dólares.

Castillo de Tres Reyes del Morro- Una Atracción.

4.00 CUC entrance fee and another 2 CUC to visit the beacon, open every day from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. A fortress built in the 1500s. El Morro was the main scenario of the battle when the English attacked and captured the city with a powerful fleet in 1762. Morro Fortress is itself a large museum piece which tells us about the solutions of the renaissance architecture applied on the military strategy.

http://www.oldhavanaweb.com/fortresses/castillo_de_los_tres_reyes_magos_del_morro_morro_castle.html

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National Museum of Music- Una Atracción

2.00 CUC entrance fee. http://www.oldhavanaweb.com/museums/national_museum_of_music.html


A small palace built at the beginning of XX century, with a elaborated prevalence of the eclecticism with neoclassical elements. The house was in its time center of interesting gatherings of outstanding artists like Federico García Lorca, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Eduardo Zamacois, María Guerrero and the musician René Dumesnil.


Opened in 1971, the collections exhibited in their rooms offer a wide information of the development of the music and the musical instruments in Cuba from the XVI century until the XX one.

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Museo de Armas

No entrance fee. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. http://www.oldhavanaweb.com/museums/museo_de_armas_gunsmith_s_shop_museum.html

This gunsmith’s shop, founded in 1934 under the name of Gunsmith Company of Cuba, was attacked on April 9, 1958 by members of the July 26 Movement led by Fidel Castro as part of the actions to overthrow Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship.

The operation failed and four young men who participated in the attack were killed during it. After the Triumph of the Revolution in January of 1959, the place was declared Historical Site and National Monument in their memory.

Among the main collections there are those of long and short firearms; blades; ancient guns, in which a blunderbuss with percussion cap stands out; Spanish spark pistols that belonged to the King’s guard; French percussion pistols; a revolver with percussion cap; duel pistols; a pistol-cane; a dagger-pistol; and a signal pistol; among others. There is also a group of guns related to the revolutionary struggle exhibited.

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Actividades Divertidas

http://liveincubanow.com/playas-de-este/#_=_

Go to the Playas de Este. They are free to go to. Beaches located 18 kilometers east to the city.


http://www.oldhavanaweb.com/squares/plaza_de_la_catedral_cathedral_square.html#_=_

Plaza de la Catedral. Free to enter.

The area where the Plaza de la Catedral is located used to be, according to 17th century records, a marshland renewed each year during the rainy season. At the place where the plaza was created, and due to its surface’s properties, the waters became stagnant, so that the place was known at the beginning as Plaza de la Ciénaga (Swamp Square). Nevertheless, around the middle of 16th century, the first requests by the neighbors to buy nearby lots were made, because during the dry season the stagnant waters disappeared and the living conditions improved.

La Comida

Tostones, are twice fried plantain slices. To some They are known as tostones. They are also known as tachinos or chatinos, fritos verde, bananes pesées and as patacones.


A picadillo is made with ground beef, tomatoes, and other ingredients that vary by region

El Resturante

Website: http://www.alamesacuba.com/en/la-habana/restaurant/porto-habana/

Menu: http://www.alamesacuba.com/en/la-habana/restaurant/porto-habana/ (bottom of page)

I will get Croquettes. A croquette is a small breadcrumbed fried food roll containing, usually as main ingredients, mashed potatoes or ground meat, shellfish, fish, cheese, vegetables, and mixed with béchamel or brown sauce, and other ingredients. It will cost 3 CUC or 3 USD.