Liberty Island can give some of the most vivid tourist impressions, and therefore thousands of tourists are striving here, despite the long-distance flight and language barriers. However, Cuba can and loves to speak Russian, because once many of its inhabitants lived and studied in the cities of Russia and other fraternal republics.
Centuries-old Spanish colonization, mixing of various bloods, African and Indian customs left over from ancestors, became the reason for the emergence of the most vivid and magnificent cocktail called "Cuban Culture".
Cities from the picture
UNESCO adds nine Cuban objects to the lists of the World Cultural Heritage of Humanity, among which are the historical centers of its cities:
- Havana, where the unique flavor of the old colonial city has been preserved. Havana is protected by fortresses built in the 16th century to protect against pirates, and its neoclassical and baroque buildings are striking with splendor and make you click the shutter again and again. The main attractions of the Cuban capital - the Malecon embankment and the Cathedral - serve as visiting cards of Havana and appear on the covers of travel guides..
- Trinidad, located near the coast of the Caribbean Sea and founded by Diego Velazquez at the beginning of the 16th century. Its old houses and cobblestone streets take the traveler back to the distant past, and its signature rum and honey cocktail, invented in Trinidad, helps to get to know the culture of Cuba better and learn to dance bachata and rumba..
- Cienfuegos, once home to French immigrants, gives the city a unique feel. The Government Palace and the Ferrer mansion are the most important sights, and in city parks and squares you can become a participant in folk festivities or Sunday dances.
The famous Cuban cabaret "Tropicana" is as indispensable a symbol of Havana as the Capitol or the statue of Christ. Here every evening there are great shows with the most beautiful Cuban girls. Cabaret "Tropicana" has become part of the culture of Cuba. It demonstrates to the guests the very character of the Cuban people - bright, distinctive, optimistic and very fiery..
Literature and its heroes
Cuban literature has come a difficult path, and its ideological leader and inspirer was Jose Marti, a poet, writer, journalist and public figure. His political ideas, expressed in literary works, were perceived by the people as a guide to action. Jose Marti led the fight to liberate the island from Spanish rule.