It is the architectural diversity of Cuban cities which make them so magical; with a wide array of styles spanning five centuries; featuring colonial and pre-baroque buildings as well as others from the modern and post-modern era.
Havana, Remedios, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Camagüey, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa, are just a few examples of such cities, some of which are designed almost to perfection while others seem more like mysterious labyrinths.
The city of Camagüey is set to become an attractive and prosperous tourist destination. Photo: Miguel Febles Hernández
From the sea, huge fortresses welcome visitors who, once inside the city, can appreciate its vitality as they walk along its cobblestone, concrete or paved avenues; or under its columns, balconies, arches, balustrades and different buildings.
Such characteristics make every space the perfect place to take a photo, or simply stop and admire such well-preserved beauty. Visiting these cities is an enriching journey into the past, where every stone and every building has countless stories to tell, and secrets to reveal.
Cuba is as astonishing as its cities. Walking around them is like coexisting in time and space with a captivating past, evoked in their architecture and historical buildings. In order to truly enjoy its culture one must penetrate the very soul of this beautiful and changing island, which reveals itself through dance, music, visual arts, theater, literature, film and culinary arts.
Cuban cities are like enchanting museums spread across the entire island, a group of which have been designated World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).
The historic center of San Juan de los Remedios dates back to 1578 and was declared a National Monument in 1980 given its historic and cultural values. Photo: Freddy Pérez Cabrera
These and many other legendary, and modern, astonishing and authentic places on the island are just waiting to be rediscovered. Touring them one uncovers some of the mysteries of this incredible Caribbean island.
Cuba’s cities are unforgettable. They possess a singular allure which attracts those who chose to visit the island, wanting to experience its charms, its people, culture, history, health, nature, security, hospitality; as well as its well-preserved and wide variety of patrimonial attractions.