Havana, Cuba

Posted on December 5, 2010

Lonja del Comercio, the old stock exchange building, located on Plaza de San Francisco.

One can barely claim to have been to Havana – one of 32 cities in the world designated as a UNESCO heritage site – by spending a measely seven hours there. Nevertheless, here are the photos I managed to take in my short trip there.

A view through the buildings around Plaza Vieja.

She is rumoured to be making a living by taking pictures with tourist passer-bys.

A statue in the middle of the courtyard of Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the former official residence of governors of Havana.

Second floor of Palacio de los Capitanes Generales.

Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Havana (Cathedral of Havana) on Plaza de la Catedral.

Inside Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Havana.

Plaza de la Catedral as viewed from Cathedral of Havana.

A mix of new and old architecture on Paseo de Marti.

Buildings on Malecón, a seawall and road stretching 8km long. The esplanade was closed due to incliment weather.

A yank tank, or máquina, parked at Plaza de la Revolución. A 100 ton steel stencile outline of Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán’s face covers a facade on the Ministry of Informatics and Communications building in the background, to the right.

El Capitolio, the National Capitol building, now houses the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

Buildings across El Capitolio.

A hotel near El Capitolio.