Havana (Cuba) sights, cars and streets in 2 days

2 days in Havana (Cuba) as part of a G-Adventure tour of Cuba staying at Hotel Plaza and seeing: National Capital Building, Parque central, Castilla de la Real Fuerza, San Christobel, Giganteria street theatre, an old car parade, conga on stilts, Plaza Veija, Cathedral of Havana, the Buena Vista Social Club, Vedado, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas and a coco taxi ride. Music: Besame Mucho and Jibarito by Cuarteto Oguere
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Cuban life in the streets of Santa Clara, Cuba

Santa Clara was a dynamic and relatively “prosperous city” for Cuban concepts. Santa Clara is the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara. It`s located in the most central region of the province and almost in the most central region of the country. With a population near a quarter million; 242,402 people at the beginning of 2013, it`s the 5th largest Cuban city by population. It has the second university in the country and has an important cultural center. In the center is the park “Parque Vidal” where it`s lovely to sit on a bench and enjoy everything that happens around you. Single people come to this park to stroll and meet others. The bullet holes from the revolution are still visible in the walls of Hotel Santa Clara Libre. Santa Clara was founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. One hundred and thirty-eight of them were represented by two large families already living in the area and, therefore, owners of the land next to the new city. The other 37 came from 7 other families, a priest and a governor, all of them originating in the coastal city of “San Juan de los Remedios”.
Santa Clara was the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in late 1958. There were two guerrilla columns that attacked the city, one led by Ernesto Che Guevara and the other led by Camilo Cienfuegos. Guevara’s column first captured the garrison at Fomento. Then, using a bulldozer, Guevara’s soldiers destroyed railroad tracks and derailed a train full of troops and supplies sent by Batista. At the same time, Cienfuegos’s column defeated an army garrison at the Battle of Yaguajay not far from town. On December 31, 1958, the combined forces of Guevara and Cienfuegos (along with other revolutionaries under William Alexander Morgan) attacked Santa Clara. The battle was chaotic, the defenders were demoralized, some fought, others surrendered without a shot. By the afternoon, the city was captured. This victory for Castro’s troops is seen as the decisive moment in the Cuban Revolution as Batista fled Cuba less than 12 hours later.

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walking in the streets of Havana, Cuba, 2013

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Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean, as well as the largest by area. Its people, culture, and customs draw from diverse sources, such as the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves and its proximity to the United States.

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Cuban Cars – Real vintage cars as seen in Cuba’s streets

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Cuban Cars – Real vintage cars as seen in Cuba ‘s streets

This movie shows the vintage cars of Cuba as seen on the streets with all its flaws and beauty.

Cuba is famous for its old cars and trucks, which can be seen in daily use throughout the country. For the first part of the 20th century, most new vehicles came to Cuba from the United States. The flow stopped in late 1959 when economic reforms by the then-new government of Fidel Castro prevented Cubans from buying cars on credit. A subsequent U.S. trade embargo, instituted in October 1960 in response to Cuba’s seizure of U.S.-owned properties, not only ensured that new vehicle exports would remain halted, but also denied Cuban motorists a direct source of replacement parts. As a result, Cubans became expert at adapting or fabricating parts to keep on the road cars that in other countries would long since have been recycled.Their pastel colours, tall fins and extensive chrome make them a favourite subject for tourist

The Soviet Union supplied the island with Volgas, Moskvich 1500s, Ladas and other Eastern Bloc cars, mainly for state use.

The Soviet Union also sent heavy trucks such as the ubiquitous ZIL and the rugged KrAZ. Cars also trickled in from Europe and, in later years, Asia. Since 2009, Cuba has imported sedans from Chinese automaker Geely to serve as police cars, taxis and rental vehicles.

As many as 60,000 American vehicles are in use on the island, nearly all in private hands. Pre-1960 vehicles remain the property of their original owners and descendants, and can be sold to other Cubans providing the proper traspaso certificate is in place. Such transactions can be difficult, but in 2010, reforms approved by a Communist Party congress were expected to legalize the sale between Cuban citizens of all cars, as well as real estate.

Of Cuba’s vintage American cars, many have been modified with newer engines, disc brakes and other parts, often scavenged
from Soviet cars, and most bear the marks of decades of use. Others, however, have been lovingly preserved in their original condition, and would be coveted by collectors in other countries. Apart from a brief period in the 1990s, however, the Castro government has forbidden the sale of Cuban vehicles to foreigners.

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How not talk about these amazing old American cars? Leonardo Padura brings us to one of the car workshop of Havana. The secret for lasting so long!
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Dancing Casino Salsa On The Streets Of Cuba

Casino Salsa was born in Cuba and Ro swears that learning it is one of the best things he’s ever done on a Basecamp adventure. Liz manages a convincing performance with Lazaros, the instructor, while Troy is left feeling like he has two left feet (although he still manages to impress in his own way). Remedios is the 8th oldest Cuban town in the country and you can feel the culture and energy seep through the architecture and dilapidated buildings that line the city streets. The Casa de Cultura Agustin J Crespo, where this whole episode takes place, is one of (if not THE) first cultural centres in Cuba where people learned to dance Cuba’s original Casino Salsa!

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Havana, Cuba – Entering city, driving around streets

Entering the city of Havana, Cuba and driving around streets. April 2011.

The largest cities of Cuba
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The largest cities of Cuba
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These are the largest Cuban cities, up to 20,000 inhabitants, listed in descending order. Population data refers to city proper and not to the whole municipality, because they include large rural areas with several villages. All figures are accurate as of 2003 and provincial capitals are shown in bold.[1][2]
Nº City Population Province
1 Havana 2,201,610 Havana[3]
2 Santiago de Cuba 423,392 Santiago de Cuba
3 Camagüey 301,574 Camagüey
4 Holguín 269,618 Holguín
5 Santa Clara 210,220 Villa Clara
6 Guantánamo 208,145 Guantánamo
7 Bayamo 144,664 Granma
8 Las Tunas 143,582 Las Tunas
9 Cienfuegos 140,734 Cienfuegos
10 Pinar del Río 139,336 Pinar del Río
11 Matanzas 127,287 Matanzas
12 Ciego de Ávila 106,225 Ciego de Ávila
13 Sancti Spíritus 98,283 Sancti Spíritus
14 Manzanillo 97,038 Granma
15 Cárdenas 80,832 Matanzas
16 Palma Soriano 76,179 Santiago de Cuba
17 Moa 57,652 Holguín
18 Florida 53,847 Camagüey
19 Morón 53,551 Ciego de Ávila
20 Nueva Gerona 46,923 Isla de la Juventud
21 Contramaestre 44,752 Santiago de Cuba
22 Colón 44,520 Matanzas
23 Artemisa 43,427 Artemisa
24 Güines 42,801 Mayabeque
25 Sagua La Grande 41,756 Villa Clara
26 Trinidad 41,293 Sancti Spíritus
27 Placetas 40,982 Villa Clara
28 Baracoa 39,190 Guantánamo
29 Nuevitas 38,995 Camagüey
30 Banes 34,452 Holguín
31 San Luis 33,717 Santiago de Cuba
32 San José de las Lajas 33,233 Mayabeque
33 Caibarién 32,679 Villa Clara
34 San Antonio de los Baños 32,582 Artemisa
35 Puerto Padre 31,854 Las Tunas
36 Jagüey Grande 30,200 Matanzas
37 Cabaiguán 30,135 Sancti Spíritus
38 Mayarí 29,027 Holguín
39 Vertientes 28,368 Camagüey
40 Varadero 27,170 Matanzas
41 Consolación del Sur 26,953 Pinar del Río
42 Amancio 26,658 Las Tunas
43 San Cristóbal 25,932 Artemisa
44 Güira de Melena 24,896 Artemisa
45 San Germán[4] 24,699 Holguín
46 Cumanayagua 24,367 Cienfuegos
47 Sagua de Tánamo 23,641 Holguín
48 Guanajay 23,095 Artemisa
49 Jatibonico 22,962 Sancti Spíritus
50 Manicaragua 22,851 Villa Clara
51 Camajuaní 22,796 Villa Clara
52 Colombia 22,295 Las Tunas
53 Niquero 21,636 Granma
54 La Maya[5] 21,278 Santiago de Cuba
55 Bauta 21,151 Artemisa
56 Jiguaní 21,130 Granma
57 Guisa 20,461 Granma
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