Hotel La Rusa in Baracoa Cuba

The Russian Magdalena Rovenskaya, of nobility and with a dance career in Paris, came in the twenties to Cuba and settled in 1930 in Baracoa. In 1953 she build the Hotel La Rusa ***, then called Miramar, on the Malecon in Baracoa. She was known as a benefactor and supported the Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara spent several times the night in hotel La Rusa. The hotel has retained its simplicity, and you can book room 203 if you want to see where Che Guevara slept. We drank delicious coffee on the terrace, overlooking the Malecon and the sea. Traffic on the Malecon mainly consisted of cyclists, horse and carriages and pedestrians.

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