Cuban culture, a treasure of the nation.
One of the things that makes Cubans most proud is the culture of their land. Considered by Dr. Fernando Ortíz, Cuban ethnologist, archaeologist and researcher, as a great ajiaco, given the mixture of aboriginal, Spanish, African customs, which added and mixed gave rise to what is now identified as culture in the largest of the Antilles. . In any artistic manifestation there are relevant facts and important personalities, with worldwide recognition. The influence of architecture, styles from other countries and other cultures, is one of the examples. But the plastic, Caribbean and universal arts are added at the same time, in addition to the seventh art, cinema with an amazing history and paradigms of acting.
Customs, traditions that go through Creole cuisine, theater and dance, many edges to explore. Music and its diversity of genres and performers is a precious jewel of Cuban culture. The trova occupies a special place, accompanied by guitar, accompanied by drinks, so that it doesn’t get stuck. All this accompanied by the characteristics of the natives of the island: talkative, happy, quarrelsome and partying, supportive. Make up that fan, the colorful mosaic that is Cuban culture.
Culinary art and Cuban gastronomy.
Culinary art represents one of the most diverse aspects of Cuban culture, which in turn demonstrates the influence of foreign practices on the island. Amalgamation of species, colors and flavors that end up in a dish exquisitely presented for tasting. We propose the yucca with mojo, the ropa vieja and the tostones, the congrí, Moors and Christians and the famous roast suckling pig, they are a must at the table of any Creole restaurant or others that you visit on the island. There are also the ajiaco and the tamale, irrevocable samples of aboriginal and Spanish influences.
But if there is another thing that distinguishes Cuba, it is the drinks that are prepared here. Havana Club, Cuban rum and cocktails. From mojitos, rum collins, daiquiris and tasty piña colada, they are tempting invitations. However, nothing beats the preference of thousands of people around the world for Cuban rum. There are a lot of brands with different grades and quality. The Havana Club at the top, but others very close, such as the Caribbean Club, the Methuselah, the Caney, the Bucanero, and the Ron Santiago, 15 years old, which you can only buy in the city of Santiago de Cuba. Diversity and variety for all tastes, within reach of a visit to the Caribbean island.
The flora and fauna of Cuba.
Like the green that fills your eyes when you observe a Cuban landscape, so diverse and beautiful is the Cuban flora and fauna. Those who like ecological tourism will have the opportunity to go hiking and appreciate the variety of species up close. Cuba keeps in itself an immense wealth related to the subject. Of the Cuban flora, more than 11 thousand species are identified. Among them and that are most notable for their endemism are the pot-bellied and cork palms, the cashew, the Mayarí pine and the royal palm, the national tree.
In the fauna there are more than 16 thousand species identified between mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, arachnids and molluscs. In this aspect it should be clarified that none of the species are lethal to human life, resulting in a true gift to admire them in their natural habitat. Five wetlands, one of them, the Ciénaga de Zapata, declared a Ramsar Site, and the mountain ecosystems, make up this marvelous and diverse world of Cuban flora and fauna, which you can access if you get to the Caribbean island.