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Cuba's tentative UNESCO World Heritage Sites

There are currently three sites that have been placed on the Tentative List for UNESCO to consider becoming World Heritage Sites. Here I will briefly explore the three places that are on this list, all of which have a strong claim to become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Cuba's tentative UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Cuba's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Cuba's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cuba is home to a staggering nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fifth-highest number in Latin America. A trip to Cuba, then, is not only an opportunity to get some sun and relaxation, but also to experience some of the world’s most amazing treasures. The nine sites in Cuba are distributed across the island, seven of them were chosen for their cultural significance, two more for their natural significance.

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Ten enchanting art galleries in Havana
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Ten enchanting art galleries in Havana

Art is everywhere in Havana. You can see intriguing works in many different settings. Street murals can be found all over the city, using a variety of styles and themes. Many bars and cafes display artworks on their walls. Furthermore, you might also encounter artistic works in people’s houses, especially if you are staying in a Casa Particular.

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Five fun facts about Cuba
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Five fun facts about Cuba

Cuba is a country with so much to offer. There are quite possibly more than a million fun facts that could be written, but here are five to get things started. Check our post and see the most interesting tidbits of information about Cuba.

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Colon Cemetery: Havana's famous necropolis
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Colon Cemetery: Havana's famous necropolis

Havana is home to one of the world’s largest and most captivating cemeteries, a must-see for the curious-minded. It’s not just enormous in size but also grandiose and eccentric in style, and filled with innumerable characters from Cuba’s absorbing history. As cemeteries go it is far from being an austere place, instead, it is more like walking through an outdoor museum. In Spanish, it is known as "Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón" (and sometimes "Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón"), named after Christopher Columbus. The cemetery was completed in 1876 and to date has over 56 thousand tombs and over 500 mausoleums. In total, well over a million people have been interred here.

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Cuba: the vegan way
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Cuba: the vegan way

It is possible to find restaurants offering vegan food in Cuba, especially in tourist areas, though it won't always be the same as back home. Here's the information that you need.

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