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Habana: A Combination for Leisure

The Cuban capital, a tourist destination par excellence, offers a true combination of tourist offers ranging from traditional sun and beach options to those aimed at specific segments of vacationers.

The city is a mixture of architectural styles, including Renaissance, art deco, Mudejar, baroque, neoclassicism, eclecticism, art nouveau and Cuban baroque, in addition to being the heat of Cuban cultural programs.

Some three dozen museums, ten art galleries, 25 theaters and unique institutions like the National Ballet of Cuba and Casa de las Américas host several international festivals of cinema, dance, plastic arts and literature, among other cultural expressions.

Those who bet on traditional Cuban music, including son, danzón, bolero and chachachá-, can visit the Habana Café, Pico Blanco and other nightclubs like Copa Room, Parisién and the world-famous Tropicana Cabaret and its Hall under the Stars.

In addition, several events are held in major Havana institutions, where business tourism is gaining ground with participation of foreign entrepreneurs.

International tourism also benefits from major medical institutions dedicated to improve people's quality of life with last generation treatments, as well as hundreds of kilometers of excellent beaches to the east.

Castle of Los Tres Reyes del Morro
Night view of Paula Church
Castle of the Royal Force

Havana is also the venue of unique buildings like the Capitol, which is considered one of the world's six top palaces, according to experts.

The Havana Capitol holds a statue that represents the Republic, it was made by Italian sculptor Angelo Zanelli and is the second largest indoors statue in the world.

Havana also holds El Vedado neighborhood, which is the heart of the Cuban capital and was named after the ban established in the 16th century on opening roads in that forest area to hinder any access to the Village of San Cristobal de La Habana.

El Vedado's main zone is La Rampa, which cover five blocks and includes the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, built on a terrace that was a strategic military enclave during the Spanish-colonial period, and the Habana Libre Hotel.

Many years ago, the city was also known as the Fortified City of the West Indies and the Key to the New World. Havana was declared Humankind's Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The enlargement of the hotel infrastructure and services, with more than 10,000 rooms, support Havana's management of the tourism sector, with potentialities in almost all modalities of that activity, including business travels, cultural tourism, incentives and meetings.

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