Havana, Cuba
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Havana, with a population of 2.4 million, is the capital of Cuba. It is not only Cuba’s largest city, but it also serves as the center of commerce and major ports. Government offices, ministries, large firms are all based in Havana, Cuba. Fruits are abundant in Havana because of its tropical climate. The average temperature in this city ranges from 28 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius.

Havana is a three in one city composed of Old Havana, Vedado, and New Havana. Old Havana gives the tourists a taste of Cuba’s rich traditions, especially seen in the residential houses lining the narrow streets. But it is also the center of industry. The Vedado district is lined with shopping arcades. Centro Habana, a part of Vedado, is where the working class mostly stays. Lastly, the new Havana is where the affluent people are found. Most tourists can be found in this area occupying shops and country clubs.

Havana is a city rich with historical landmarks. Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabaña is a fortress built during the colonial times in the 18th century. El Capitolio Nacional is not just a colossal structure where the Senate and House of Representatives are; it also houses the 3rd largest indoor statue in the whole world known as the La Estatua de la Republica. El Cristo de la Habana is a marble statue of Jesus Christ intricately carved by Jilma Madera. Havana’s rich culture can be seen in the Great Theater of Havana which hosts several local and international performances.

One response to “Havana”

  1. John Kingerski says:

    I want to go to Cuba. It sounds awesome!

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