Havana, Cuba, Dec. 13-20, 2010.
This page has some examples of the Spanish Colonial architecture that defines the look and feel of Habana Vieja (Old Havana). A lot of these buildings fell into various levels of disrepair after the revolution (which ended on Jan. 1 1959, though some say it's an ongoing thing). Only recently, in the last 10 or 15 years, has any serious effort been undertaken to restore these buildings to their former glory.
Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Habana.
Misc. scenes around Habana Vieja.
The Gran Teatro (Grand Theater), just down the block from our hotel. This is one magnificent piece of work.
The Hotel Nacional.
Plaza Vieja.There has been a "town square" here since 1587.
The former Presidential Palace, now the the Museum of the Revolution.
The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Built 1580-1591.
The Hotel Telegrafo, where we stayed. This is adjacent to Parque Central (Central Park).
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