La Habana (Ciudad)

Tourist Destinations

Havana, the capital of the Republic of Cuba, has been a center of communications and trade for over four centuries. It is the island's main port and cultural center and has a lot to offer in almost any sphere.

Founded on its present location in 1519, the settlement of San Cristóbal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World.

Over eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital, which is symbolized by the Giraldilla. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere. The city itself is a cultural center with a solid infrastructure of hotels, and is prepared to host all kinds of conferences and congresses.