Havana, Wonder City
2016 is a year that will forever accompany the capital of Cuba, in that year, exactly on June 7 Havana was declared a Wonder City. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world voted to recognize that their people, their sites, their attractive vintages of more than 500 years of existence.
According to the official media, the votes were collected through the New 7 Wonders website, which added, in other ways, text messages and applications on mobile phones and tablets available in several countries.
New 7 Wonders
Swiss billionaire and filmmaker Bernard Weber is the founder and president of New 7 Wonders, the organization created in 2000 for the global consensus, document and preserve works and monuments throughout the world for memory.
This time it was the chance to more than 1,200 cities in 220 countries and in the end they received the distinction Doha, Durban, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, Vigan and Havana, a city privileged by its beauty and history.
Reasons not to miss the wonder made city.
Havana is then given to us as a special gift enjoyed by locals and foreigners who now arrive more than ever from anywhere on the planet to admire its extraordinary architectural and urban values.
And how not to think that that old and flirtatious lady deserves it, how not to consider Havana Wonder City of the world, how not to breathe its air, walk its streets, contemplate the afternoon from a park, or share with people in a bus, the rich African, Spanish, Chinese and Italian history, a wonderful royal mix amid modernity.
It is, without a doubt, a treasure of Cuba, a possible destination and one that will always return in search of the wonder made city.
Wonderful treasures in the city
The Capitol of Havana
Considered an exact copy of the Whasington Capitol and one of the six most important palaces worldwide, the National Capitol of Havana is a building built in 1929 commissioned by then President Gerardo Machado. Inspired by the Pantheon in Paris, St. Paul in London and the United States Capitol, it is located in the center of the capital, it is the kilometric origin of the national highway. It is currently the headquarters of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and the Academy of Sciences of Cuba. It is one of the most visited tourist centers in the city, having become one of the architectural icons of Havana, the most imposing building in the city.
The Cathedral and its square: With more than two centuries of existence and located in the center of Old Havana is the Blessed and Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Havana, consecrated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Catholic temple and Episcopal See of the Archdiocese of San Cristóbal de La Habana. In his place you can feed the pigeons by hand, a site that has always served as a social gathering point on important dates.
Visit the Rum Museum Located in the historic neighborhood of Old Havana. You can observe the entire aging process of the famous Cuban drink. The tour ends with a tasting of the drink.
El Paseo del Prado
One of the most central and popular streets of Havana and its two sides throughout, many places of interest are located. It begins on the Malecon, next to the Castle of the Point at the entrance of the port with an extension of almost 2 kilometers later in the Fountain of India, next to the Park of the Fraternity. It is the boundary between Old Havana and Centro Habana.