About Havana Cuba

Written by Abby Luttrell
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One thing to remember about Havana, Cuba--the soul of the city is music. Concerts and festivals are held throughout the year. The Casa de la Trova hosts traditional music, playing "son" and bolero.

Nightclubs are famous in Havana, and are known for their music and spectacles. The Tropicana still hosts the nightclub show that was legendary in the 50s, and El Gato Tuerto is home of the blend of Cuban and North American music known as "feeling." Discos abound in the festive capital, and don't worry about walking home late at night--the streets of Havana are some of the safest in the world.

About Havana, Cuba's Music

Jazz concerts are held in the Casa de la Musica in Miramar, and the Teatro Amadeo Roldan is the home of the national symphony. If you want to savor the flavor about Havana, Cuba, street music makes the winding streets of the Old City lively. Calle Obispo is a characteristic street in Habana Viejo, with elegant, pastel Colonial buildings recently restored. Local restaurant La Mina serves cocktails at outdoor tables and features live traditional music.

A few doors down, the restored Hotel Ambos Mundos is where Ernest Hemingway stayed for long periods, and where he wrote "For Whom The Bell Tolls". Make sure to secure Cuba hotel reservations if you wish to stay at this legendary hotel. Down the street is the luxurious El Floridita restaurant, where the daiquiri was invented with the help of Hemingway. It's still famous for its exotic drinks and fresh seafood.

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