Why We Love the Cubans

Check out what we love about Cuban culture, including Malecón, salsa dancing, mojitos, Old Havana and traditional Cuban cuisine.

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Capital, building, Havana, Cuba
National Capitol Building

National Capitol Building

Often referred to as the twin of the US Capitol, Havana's National Capitol Building houses members of the National Assembly and Communist Party. 960 1280

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Havana's Chinatown

Havana's Chinatown

Known as Barrio Chino de la Habana, it's one of the oldest Chinatowns in Latin America. 960 1280

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Havana, 1950

Havana, 1950

This picture captures what Havana looked like before the embargo -- note the cars and narrow streets. 960 1280

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Havana, Present Day

Havana, Present Day

Present-day Cuba still features vintage cars but an increase in tourism from the US and around the world. 960 1280

  

The Music Never Ends in Cuba

The Music Never Ends in Cuba

Local musicians play on the streets of Old Havana in the capital of Cuba. 960 1280

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Weathered Havana

Weathered Havana

Old and weathered architecture is a common sight in Havana. 960 1280

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Joyeria

Joyeria

The remains of a joyeria, or jewelry store, that was ruined during Cuba’s Communist revolution. 960 1280

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Local Produce for Sale in Trinidad, Cuba

Local Produce for Sale in Trinidad, Cuba

Farmers sell their fresh produce either on the streets or in state markets throughout Cuba. The Cuban government pays a percentage to each farmer based on the amount they sell. 960 1280

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Cuba's Coco Taxis

Cuba's Coco Taxis

Named after a coconut because of their body style, Cuba's Coco Taxis are like auto-rickshaws transporting locals and tourists throughout Havana. 960 1280

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Stretch!

Stretch!

Local students do their morning exercises. Cuba takes the health and wellness of its children very seriously. 960 1280

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A Vibrant Havana

A Vibrant Havana

The vibrancy and beauty of Havana, Cuba, is unmistakable. Rent a vintage American car to immerse yourself in the complete experience. A driver is required. 960 1280

  

Che Guevara

Che Guevara

The Ministry of the Interior building in Havana flies the Cuban flag. An image of the late Che Guevara, a prominent revolutionary figure and minister of industry is on the facade. 960 1280

Greg Roden/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images  

Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas

The main tourist square in Havana, Plaza de Armas, has served as the location for ceremonies and military events since the end of the 16th century. 960 1280

Danita Delimont/Gallo Images/Getty Images  

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National Capitol Building

National Capitol Building

Often referred to as the twin of the US Capitol, Havana's National Capitol Building houses members of the National Assembly and Communist Party. 960 1280

EHStock/iStockphoto.com  

Havana's Chinatown

Havana's Chinatown

Known as Barrio Chino de la Habana, it's one of the oldest Chinatowns in Latin America. 960 1280

Rosita So Image/Moment/Getty Images  

Havana, 1950

Havana, 1950

This picture captures what Havana looked like before the embargo -- note the cars and narrow streets. 960 1280

Hulton Archive/Getty Images  

Havana, Present Day

Havana, Present Day

Present-day Cuba still features vintage cars but an increase in tourism from the US and around the world. 960 1280

  

The Music Never Ends in Cuba

The Music Never Ends in Cuba

Local musicians play on the streets of Old Havana in the capital of Cuba. 960 1280

Aykut Unlupinar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images  

Weathered Havana

Weathered Havana

Old and weathered architecture is a common sight in Havana. 960 1280

Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket/Getty Images  

Joyeria

Joyeria

The remains of a joyeria, or jewelry store, that was ruined during Cuba’s Communist revolution. 960 1280

Christian science Monitor/Getty Images  

Local Produce for Sale in Trinidad, Cuba

Local Produce for Sale in Trinidad, Cuba

Farmers sell their fresh produce either on the streets or in state markets throughout Cuba. The Cuban government pays a percentage to each farmer based on the amount they sell. 960 1280

Izzet Keribar/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images  

Cuba's Coco Taxis

Cuba's Coco Taxis

Named after a coconut because of their body style, Cuba's Coco Taxis are like auto-rickshaws transporting locals and tourists throughout Havana. 960 1280

ArtMarie/iStockphoto.com  

Stretch!

Stretch!

Local students do their morning exercises. Cuba takes the health and wellness of its children very seriously. 960 1280

STR/AFP/Getty Images  

A Vibrant Havana

A Vibrant Havana

The vibrancy and beauty of Havana, Cuba, is unmistakable. Rent a vintage American car to immerse yourself in the complete experience. A driver is required. 960 1280

  

Che Guevara

Che Guevara

The Ministry of the Interior building in Havana flies the Cuban flag. An image of the late Che Guevara, a prominent revolutionary figure and minister of industry is on the facade. 960 1280

Greg Roden/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images  

Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas

The main tourist square in Havana, Plaza de Armas, has served as the location for ceremonies and military events since the end of the 16th century. 960 1280

Danita Delimont/Gallo Images/Getty Images  


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