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Havana’s Cathedral, A Site Worth Visiting.

by on May.19, 2011, under cuba

It is not possible to mention the beauties of Havana without including The Cathedral Square. With its cobbled streets and beautiful facades it captivates visitors from all over the world.

Originally known as Plaza de la Cinaga (Swamp Square), and then named “Plaza de la Catedral”, it is a place that has much to do with the origins of the capital city, settled definitively on the 16th of November 1519 along the Puerto de Carenas (Havana’s harbour), or Baha de la Habana.

This square was named after a large Cathedral that was built in the 18th Century in the lands previously occupied by a Jesuit Order. Many restorations took place until this oratory became what today is one of the most impressive baroque buildings in Havana.

As an additional touch, since 1994, as an initiative of the tourist company Habaguanex S.A., its square holds dinners, official gatherings and for amusement too (chosen by important enterprises and agencies), related to travel and emblematic products such as the Habanos. The view is marvellous, to a very well preserved architecture, the cultural richness of the Cuban and the food-making in the restaurants in the surroundings.

Just few seconds walk you can find La Bodeguita del Medio, restaurant that together with El Floridita have become the most famous and emblematic restaurants not only in Cuba but also around the world. The specialty of the restaurant is the Cuban cuisine and its walls are engraved with autographs of numerous famous celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway, Mario Benedetti, Pablo Neruda or Errol Flyn and so many others.

The list of personalities that have visit this restaurant extends along decades now. Today tourists can enjoy not only the best Cuban food but also in its bar the best Mojito cocktails. There is always a crowd outside taking pictures or simply dancing to music played by a small band.

Since very early in the mornings the square becomes crowded with tourists who come to take pictures, visit the Cathedral or any of the palaces around it. After much wandering around you can seat at El Patio Restaurant whose tables are spread all over the square and enjoy the people passing by.

These places are almost sacred for a demanding tourist who is able to take pictures with his/her camera to take home after a truly amusing holidays. A Cuban feast for the senses. An environment to meditate and live. A perfect place for some leisure and dreaming.

Before booking your Holidays to cuba. Visit www.quest2cuba.co.uk for more information on the best Cuba Tours.

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Tailor Made Holidays To Cuba With Lush Golden Beaches

by on May.18, 2011, under cuba

Sometimes we all need to get away from it all and escape for a time that is why Tailor Made Holidays to Cubaare so ideal. Cuba is a place where there is so much going on all the time that you need never be bored. It offers something for everyone no matter who you are. No matter what your interest is. If you love horses then you will enjoy participating in the many horse riding sessions. If you like to explore under the sea then you might like to try scuba diving.

If you like adventure and life in the fast lane there are a wide range of activities available for you. You could try scuba diving and seeing tropical fish underneath the sea. If you want to see Cuba by horseback then you could try horse riding.

There is a gorgeous beach in Varadero with lovely golden sands and clear blue sea. For those that love buildings and architecture then they will love the historical buildings of Cuba. Ever fancied walking in rain forests? Then now is your chance.

If you love architecture and looking at interesting buildings then you will love what Cuba has to offer. If you are a music love then you will love the music that surrounds this place. Have you ever wanted to visit a rain forest? Then Cuba is the place for you.

Cuba is an excellent place to travel around. Travel is very easy around Cuba and you just need a valid passport. Cuba is a subtropical climate with waterfalls and tranquil scenery. If you love places that are peaceful and calm you will love the environment that forms Cuba.

Rainforests are a big part of this Country as well so if you love wildlife and nature then you will love Cuba. Cuba has some wonderful surroundings and is the perfect holiday for couples, families or anyone. If you are fed up and just need to escape for a while into a world that is far away from your every day life then you will love what Cuba has to offer you. Cuba has something to offer everyone and it is the perfect place. Locals are friendly and helpful if you need to ask for any help.

Before booking your Cuba Holidays. Visit www.cheapcubaholidays.org by Jose Mauricio Maurette for a list of tour operators offering cheap cuba holidays.

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Cuban Holidays: Things You shoud See.

by on Apr.06, 2011, under cuba

Are you thinking about a holiday to Cuba? Here is one Caribbean island where you would not want to spend all your time on the beach. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. The heritage of Cuba is so rich as are the monuments and palaces throughout the country. Cuban Holidays are without a doubt one to consider.

These are just some of the facts to consider and places and things you should not miss in your holidays to Cuba.

Driving: The island has a well-developed network of roads, with a main highway linking Pinar del Rio to Guantnamo, more than 1,120 km (700 miles) away, and several good coastal highways between the resorts. Driving is on the right. The rules follow Western European and North American norms and speed limits-50 kph (30 mph) in town, 90 kph (56 mph) on paved country highways, 100 kph (62 mph) on the Autopista Nacional.

Night life: There are some people who come to Cuba and never see it by the light of day. And still have a fine time. Even those who do not intend staying up all night and sleeping all day should enjoy one of the best sides of Cuban life and join the exuberant islanders in their singing, dancing and all-round party-going.

Cayo Largo: The key boasts no less than 26 km (16 miles) of fine white sandy beaches. The most popular is the sheltered Playa Sirena facing west. A pleasant bicycle ride away to the east, Playa Blanca and Playa Los Cocos are less crowded, while Playa Tortuga, further out, attracts turtles to lay their eggs in the sand.

Diving: At Havana, Marina Hemingway, 20km (12 miles) west of the city centre, provides good facilities and training courses for sCuba diving, as do most of the major resorts. Aficionados home in on Cayo Coco and MarIa La Gorda. For exploring underwater caves, try Varadero and Playa Girn. Both Varadero (through Cubancan Nautica near the Kawama hotel) and Havana’s Marina Hemingway rent out yachts for day trips or for overnight with lobster meals and drinks galore.

The list of places to visit and things to do goes on and on. The options are immeasurable for your holidays to Cuba. Stay tune to this article directory as there will be more useful information about Cuba coming soon.

Jose Maurette is the Director of Quest World Travel Ltd and a specialist in organizing holidays to Cuba. Visit www.quest2cuba.co.uk for further information on the best Cuba Holidays.

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