ABOUT CUBAThe Republic of Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city. Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean.
Old Havana contains the core of the original city of Havana. The positions of the original Havana city walls are the modern boundaries of Old Havana. Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the name also refers to one of the municipalities of the city of Havana, Cuba, with the latter's boundaries extending to the south and west beyond the original city.
The Hotel Ambos Mundos is a hotel of square form with five floors, built with an eclectic set of characteristics of 20th-century style architecture. It was built in 1924 on a site that previously had been occupied by an old family house on the corner of Calle Obisbo and Mercaderes (Bishop and Merchants Streets) in La Habana Vieja (Old Havana), Cuba. It is a frequent tourist destination because it was home to the popular writer Ernest Hemingway for seven years in the 1930s.
Valle de los Ingenios, Valley de los Ingenios or Valley of the Sugar Mills is a series of three interconnected valleys about 12 kilometres (7 miles) outside of Trinidad, Cuba. The three valleys, San Luis, Santa Rosa and Meyer, were a centre for sugar production from the late 18th century until the late 19th century.
Festivals and Events
Sierra del Rosario
UNESCO has classified the Cuba's 'biosphere reserves' as exceptional sites for their flora and fauna: the Sierra del Rosario in the Pinar del Rio province, the Guanahacabibes peninsula, a forest reserve that once sheltered the last Indians fleeing the Conquistadores and finally the Baconao Park in the Sierra Maestra, the largest natural reserve on the island."
Havana Cigar Festival
Cuba has launched this year’s glitzy Havana Cigar Festival on a high note, amid news that international sales of the country's famous hand-rolled cigars are rising for the first time since the global recession hit."
Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara
The Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara monument, mausoleum and museum complex, in Santa Clara is in a vast square guarded by a bronze statue of 'El Che.' The statue was erected in 1987 to mark the 20th anniversary of Guevara's murder in Bolivia."