Blog posts tagged with 'history'

The Father of the Homeland - Ten fun facts about Carlos Manuel de Cespedes

During your stay in Cuba, you're bound to see the name 'Cespedes', be it on a street name, a park or a building. Find out more about this Cuban national hero.

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The Father of the Homeland - Ten fun facts about Carlos Manuel de Cespedes
Was The Queen's Gambit inspired by Cuba's Maria Teresa Mora?
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Was The Queen's Gambit inspired by Cuba's Maria Teresa Mora?

The new series about a chess prodigy has got people discussing which women chess players might have influenced the story. Could it have been a Cuban? Read on to find out.

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Parque Morro-Cabaña: Why Havana's eastern fortresses are well worth a visit
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Parque Morro-Cabaña: Why Havana's eastern fortresses are well worth a visit

Get yourself over to the other side of Havana Bay and prepare to be amazed - these historic fortresses provide visitors with amazing views and plenty of intrigues. Have a look and get to know these amazing places.

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José Martí - Following the trail of Cuba’s National Hero in Havana
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José Martí - Following the trail of Cuba’s National Hero in Havana

If there is one Cuban that every visitor should get to know, it’s José Martí. He dedicated much of his life to liberating Cuba from Spain, dying a martyr for the cause in 1895. The uprising he had helped organise continued, and seven years later Cuba successfully achieved independence.

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