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Cuba: Little Giants for Tourism

Cuba's tourism industry, which has grown steadily thanks to the country's natural, historic and cultural wealth, has an infrastructure that combines big hotels and facilities turned into little giants for tourism.

In Havana, the country's major tourist destination, there are establishments like the Plaza Hotel, located in the city's historic heart.

The hotel, which will turn 100 years soon, is across from Central Park and near the Grand Theater of Havana, a major cultural site for ballet and opera performances.

It is also close to the Capitol, which houses the Academy of Sciences of Cuba, the former Presidential Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Church of Angel, which has a very attractive architectural style.

The 65-room Lido Hotel offers a familiar atmosphere and excellent treatment that invite guests to repeat their visit. It is at walking distance from the former Galician Center (Grand Theater of Havana), the Museum of Natural Sciences and the former Asturian Center, currently the Museum of Fine Arts.

The Lido Hotel is also close to the Museum of the Revolution, the Prado Promenade, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, shops and Old Havana, which boasts castles, squares, mansions, cobblestone streets and an active social and cultural life.

Havana`s Capitol.
Capitolio. Dome.
Palacio San Miguel. Stairway

One of the most interesting options is the Raquel Hotel, which offers 25 luxury air-conditioned double rooms distributed on three beautifully decorated floors.

Its attractive terrace-lookout, which has a magnificent dome, has galleries and spaces carefully decorated, creating an ideal ambiance for leisure.

Unique establishments for cigar aficionados like the Conde de Villanueva Hotel or monastery-style hotels like Los Frailes are complemented by facilities like Palacio de San Miguel, an attractive option for those looking for culture and intimacy.

The hotel is housed in a building bought in 1936 by Antonio San Miguel y Segalá, an illustrious personage from the early 20th century who excelled in journalism and literature and who turned the edifice into a center for intellectual meetings.

The establishment, which has iron-wrought staircases and balconies, offers ten rooms distributed on three floors overlooking the Bay of Havana and equipped with satellite TV and air conditioning.

Outside the capital, as far as the village of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa – in eastern Guantánamo province –, founded between 1511 and 1512 by Governor Diego Velázquez, tourists can enjoy excellent options.

Travelers to Baracoa can stay at La Rusa Hotel, which is a small 12-room establishment that provides an intimate and cozy ambiance overlooking the sea.

For guests, the natural landscape is complemented by a 575-meter flattop mountain known as Yunque de Baracoa (Baracoa's Anvil), because its similarity with that tool used by ironsmiths.

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Alameda de Paula Promenade
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Alameda de Paula

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Anfiteatro de La Habana
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Ave. del Puerto y Peña Pobre

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Antigua Villa de la Asunción de Baracoa
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Arabian House
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Calle Oficios No. 16 e/ Obispo y Obrapía

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Artistic Ceramic Museum
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Calle Mercaderes No. 15 e/ Amargura y Lamparilla

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Asian House
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Calle Mercaderes No. 111 e/ Obispo y Obrapía

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Asturian Center
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Calle O´Reilly e/ Zulueta y Monserrate

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Calle Monserrate y San Juan de Dios

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Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
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Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca

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Calle Oficios No. 12 y Callejón de Jústiz

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Ribera este del canal de entrada a la bahía de La Habana

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Cathedral of Havana
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Calle Empedrado No. 158 e/ Mercaderes y San Ignacio

La Habana
Cathedral Square
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Calle Empedrado y San Ignacio

La Habana
Central Park
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Paseo del Prado

La Habana
Centro Gallego-Great Theater of Havana
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Paseo del Prado e/ San Rafael y San José

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De la Real Fuerza Castle
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Calle O´Reilly No. 2 e/ Ave. del Puerto y Tacón

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El Templete
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Calle Baratillo e/ O´Reilly y Enna, Plaza de Armas

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First Malecon (Seafront) of the Caribbean
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Ave. de los Mártires y Calixto García

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Fraternity Park
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Calle Monte

La Habana
Generals of the Army Palace
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Calle Tacón e/ Obispo y O´Reilly

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Granma Memorial
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Calle Refugio No. 1 e/ Monserrate y Zulueta

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Guayasamin Foundation House
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Calle Obrapía No. 112 e/ Oficios y Mercaderes

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Historical Museum of Sciences “Carlos J. Finlay”
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Calle Cuba No. 460 e/ Amargura y Teniente Rey

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Carretera de La Cabaña

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House of Africa
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Calle Obrapía No. 116 esq. a Mercaderes

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House of La Obra Pía
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Calle Obrapía No. 158 esq. a Mercaderes

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House of Silver Work
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Calle Obispo No. 113 e/ Oficios y Mercaderes

La Habana
Iglesia del Santo Angel Custodio
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Calle Compostela No. 2 e/ Chacón y Cuarteles

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La Farola Viaduct
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Cajobabo-Baracoa

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Matachín Fortress
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Calle Martí s/n

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Monument to Santo Domingo Convent (Royal and Pontifical University of San Geronimo of Havana)
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Calle Obispo esq. a Mercaderes

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Municipal Museum of Baracoa
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Fuerte Matachín

Guantánamo
Museo de las Finanzas
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Calle Obispo No. 26 esq. a Cuba

La Habana
Museo de los Orishas
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Paseo del Prado No. 615 e/ Monte y Dragones

La Habana
Museo del Naipe
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Calle Muralla No. 101 esq. a Inquisidor

La Habana
Museum of Archaeology
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Calle Tacón No. 12 e/ O´Reilly y Empedrado

La Habana
Museum of Cigar
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Calle Mercaderes No. 120 e/ Obispo y Obrapía

La Habana
Museum of Colonial Art
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Calle San Ignacio No. 61 e/ Empedrado y O´Reilly, Plaza de la Catedral

La Habana
Museum of Command Headquarters
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Fortaleza de La Cabaña

La Habana
Museum of Religious Art
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Calle Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca

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Museum of Rum
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Calle San Pedro No. 262 e/ Sol y Muralla

La Habana
Museum of the City
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Calle Tacón No. 1 e/ Obispo y O´Reilly

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Museum of the Revolution
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Calle Refugio No. 1 e/ Monserrate y Zulueta

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National Capitol Hill
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Paseo del Prado e/ Dragones y San José

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Calle Trocadero e/ Zulueta y Monserrate

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National Museum of Music
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Calle Capdevila No. 1 e/ Aguiar y Habana

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National Museum of Natural History
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Calle Obispo No. 61 esq. a Oficios

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Numismatic Museum
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Calle Obispo No. 310 e/ Aguiar y Habana

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Old Havana and its Colonial Fortress System
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La Habana Vieja

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Old Villa of San Cristobal of Havana
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Parish Church Our Lady of the Assumption of Baracoa
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Calle Maceo s/n e/ Ciro Frías y Frank País

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Plaza de Armas (Parade Ground)
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Calles Tacón, Obispo, Baratillo y O`Reilly

La Habana
Plaza Vieja (Old Square)
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Calles San Ignacio, Teniente Rey, Mercaderes y Muralla

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Prado Promenade
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Paseo del Prado

La Habana
Remains of the Wall of Havana
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La Habana Vieja

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San Carlos and San Ambrosio Seminary
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Calle San Ignacio No. 5 e/ Empedrado y Tacón

La Habana
San Carlos de la Cabaña Fort
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Ribera este del canal de entrada a la bahía de La Habana

La Habana
San Francisco Square
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Calles Oficios, Amargura y San Pedro

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San Salvador de la Punta Castle
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Ave. del Puerto y Paseo del Prado

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Calle O´Reilly No. 4 esq. a Tacón

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St. Barbara Seboruco Castle
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Calle Calixto García, Reparto Paraíso

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