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Havana is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, capital of the Republic of Cuba, located in the northwestern part of the island in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the main political, economic and cultural center of the country and the place very attractive to tourists.
The city, founded by the Spanish conquistadors as early as 1515, a few centuries of its existence, has acquired a unique and incomparable architectural appearance and flavor. Its historic center – Old Havana – was included in the UNESCO list of heritage of mankind, and the city itself each year in 1982, has become increasingly popular among tourists. In spite of everything, Havana lives an active cultural life – is a colorful festival held annually with the sea incendiary music, dance and good mood.
Every night – the night of bright disco, Caribbean rhythms and fun. In addition, the city is constantly talking, and business and scientific life, and tourists are waiting for not only the architectural masterpieces of the former colonial capital – in fact nearly 20 kilometers of beaches, adapted for recreation, water activities and fishing will not leave visitors indifferent Havana.
Havana – Cuba’s most populated city. It is home to 2.35 million people, and ethnic composition is also very remarkable – about 70% of the descendants of the Spanish settlers, and the rest, does considerable part – people of mixed African-Indian blood.
In Havana flights takes José Martí International Airport, located 18 kilometers south-west of Havana, at a height of 64 meters above sea level. Jose Marti Airport is the main gateway Cuba and consists of five terminals. Passenger traffic in the year of about 3.5 million people. Three of the five terminals are used for passengers on international flights. The most modern of them was opened in 1998. Two other terminals are used for commercial and domestic flights, and were built later.
Not far from Havana is a chain of so-called “Eastern beaches” with a total length of 20 km, popular among the locals. The most favorite beach Cuban – Bakuranao, there is practically no tourists (except for divers, because near the beach at a depth of 14 meters lies the wreck). On the beach Tarara has a diving center.
Beach El mega – patrimony of quiet, secluded vacation. There’s a well-prepared seafood, live music, and a rest quite a bit. His exact opposite – a place of Santa Maria del Mar, one of the busiest beaches in Havana with a variety of clubs, restaurants and bars.