Blog posts tagged with 'culture'

Ten fun facts about the Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso

The Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso - "Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso" in Spanish - stands proud in heart of Havana, and is the country’s most prestigious location for opera, ballet and performing arts. It is home to the Cuban National Ballet company. Its history dates back to 1837 when it was constructed as the Tacòn Theatre. The theatre was expanded and renovated in 1914 into the building you can see today, which is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque Revival architecture in Cuba.

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Ten fun facts about the Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso
Enjoying Art in Havana – A Guide to the Best Places and Events
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Enjoying Art in Havana – A Guide to the Best Places and Events

Havana is ideal for travelers in search for lesser known, off-the-beaten-track places. In Cuba’s capital, there are no hidden clubs or elite-styled galleries. Art lies in plain sight here, especially in houses turned galleries in quirky neighborhoods.

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Havana's top ten museums: from well-known palaces to quirky collections
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Havana's top ten museums: from well-known palaces to quirky collections

When most people think of Cuba they think of classic cars, Che, beaches and maybe even cocktails. Few people think of museums. Yet Havana is full of great museums. Here are our top ten picks.

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Romerias de Mayo: Holguín's Cultural Showcase
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Romerias de Mayo: Holguín's Cultural Showcase

Looking for an authentic insight into Cuban culture? Look no further than Romerias de Mayo.This eclectic arts and culture celebration takes place every May in Holguín, a charming city set in the beautiful and surprisingly little-visited East of the island

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Carnivals in Cuba: join the nation's biggest parties
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Carnivals in Cuba: join the nation's biggest parties

The celebrations take place throughout the summer in various towns and cities. Here is some of the history behind Cuban carnivals and the important dates to remember. Read on and find all you need to know.

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Cuba's biggest literary event: everything you need to know
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Cuba's biggest literary event: everything you need to know

With the motto "leer es crecer" (reading is growing), Cuba's International Book Fair is one of the book-loving island's biggest cultural events. Here's the lowdown.

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