Cuba’s fascinating history, African and Spanish heritage, and vibrant music, means it boasts a culture like no other island in the Caribbean. With over 250 museums, over 100 art galleries, 70 theatres and 46 art schools, your Cuban holiday is sure to be packed with a myriad of ways to explore and embrace the exceptionally cultural side of this incredible island.
For anyone looking to truly engage with Cuban history, Comandancia de la Plata is a very interesting daytrip. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara’s headquarters in the Sierra Maestro Mountains remains very much the same as it was in the 50’s except for the addition of a small museum. Anyone looking for a less intense outing on your Cuban holiday – as a hike is required in order to reach the headquarters – a walk on Havana’s Malecón during sunset is an extraordinarily unique experience. The Malecón encompasses all the quintessential aspects of urban Cuban culture: the beautiful, crumbing Colonial architecture; the iconic, vintage American cars; the booming beat box music; and the multitudes of people meeting along the seafront.
Of course a walk through the narrow streets of Old Havana, taking in the sights of well-restored Colonial buildings and watching the hustle and bustle of the streets, is one of the easiest and most leisurely ways of absorbing the incredibly vibrant characteristics of Cuban culture. For anyone looking to experience the more musical side to Cuban culture, a trip to one of Havana’s or Santiago de Cuba’s salsa clubs is the perfect way to spend a night or two.
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