Simply put, if you go to Cuba, Havana is a must-see. Havana embodies all that is Cuban. Havana holds Cuba's soul. It's here that their history, their rhythm and melody, their pain and their majesty all manifest into something wholly unique.
Cuba is a symphony of sounds, rhythms, colors and dances. African beats merge with Spanish rhythms. French instruments play in harmony with Chinese. And instead of chaos, fighting or discord, there's a celebration of the differences, of the diversity (something all-too-rare in our world today). Persistence, resilience, hope -- words that define the people of Cuba.
Like in Prague, the buildings in Old Havana speak to a rich and proud past. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Habana Viejo is a fascinating part of the city, especially for the architecturally-inclined. In recent years, painstaking preservation has sparked a certain civic pride, and reminded Cubans, and visitors alike, just how beautiful a city Havana really is. Other cultural sites in Havana are seemingly endless, including the striking Plaza de Armas, the imposing Castillo de la Fuerza Real and the Palacio de los Capitanes. World-class museums and galleries are plentiful, documenting everything from their flora and fauna, to the words of poet Jose Marti.
Come to Havana and experience one of the world's most cosmopolitan of cities.