Cuba - Day 2 (End)

And the day continues. . . Our next stop was at the Alley of Hamel where we visited the Pena Cultural Afrocuba center. This center educates the community and tourist about the religion of Santeria which is a mix of African gods and Roman Catholic saints. This group entertained and taught us about 4 of the deities. This is the courtyard of the famous Hotel National which opened in 1930. The architects were 2 American firms. We were given cocktails in the Hall of the Fame which houses a photographic history of the well-known celebrities and other notables that have visited the hotel. This is one of the many beautifully maintained old cars. That evening, we had diner at Paladar Atelier. We ate

Cuba - Day 2 Continued

When we left the cemetery, we stopped at the Plaza de la Revolución. There we saw these iconic images. << Camilo Cienfuegos Che Guevara >> Statue of and memorial tower to José Martí. We had a delicious lunch at Prado 115. Then, we headed back to Old Havana for a hotel inspection. We passed some interesting photo opportunities near the hotel, so I skipped the inspection. Remains of the old City-wall of Havana – The construction of the City-wall began during the second half of the 17th century and was finished in the 18th century. Its purpose was the defense from pirate attacks. It had moats, gates, sentry boxes, and bastions. Before the triumph of the Revolution, it witnessed the political st

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