Havana, Spanish La Habana, city, capital, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. It also constitutes one of Cuba’s 15 provinces: Ciudad de la Habana (City of Havana). Havana.
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Havana was founded in the sixteenth century displacing Santiago de Cuba as the island’s most important city when it became a major port for Atlantic shipping, particularly the Spanish treasure fleet.
Known as “the Key to the New World,” the island served as a crossroads for explorers, buccaneers, colonial powers (Spain and Britain), indigenous people, entertainers, and exiles. Many people, both past, and present have come to Havana because of the city’s distinctive pizzazz.
Best Things To Do in Havana #1. El Malecón. free. #1 in Havana. #2. Old Havana ( Habana Vieja ) free. #3. Plaza Vieja. free. #4. Plaza de la Catedral. free. #5. Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolución) #5 in Havana. #6. Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana) #6 in Havana. #7. Finca Vigía. #7 in Havana. #8. Playas del Este. free.
Cuba is a country of undeniable enchantment with its butter-soft balmy beaches, lush green countryside, and colorful colonial cities, which crawl with 1950s Cadillacs and overflow with the scent of rum and cigar smoke.
(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : a cigar made from Cuban tobacco. 2 : a tobacco originally grown in Cuba.
English Translation. Havana . More meanings for la Habana . Havana noun.
The pirates grouped and formed fleets that roamed the Caribbean Sea, mainly around Cuba . The record of atrocities, looting and violence committed by the pirates at the point of a sword or grappling hooks is the central theme of the Piracy Museum, lodged in the Morro Castle of Santiago de Cuba .
Havana (Spanish: La Habana ) is the capital and largest city of Cuba.
Havana is not a dangerous city, especially when compared to other metropolitan areas in North and South America. There is almost no gun crime, violent robbery, organized gang culture, teenage delinquency, drugs or dangerous no-go zones.
Cuba is a fascinating country. The main island of Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean. Cuba’s coastline stretches over 3500 miles. The most popular sport in Cuba is baseball. Cuba’s three biggest exports are tobacco, sugar and nickel. Cuba has nine UNESCO World Heritage sites.