Havana Times Photo Galleries

Sancti Spiritus: A Cuban City Turns 500 featuredimage

One would think the city has been bombed out. Sancti Spiritus, Cuba’s City of the Holy Spirit, will turn five hundred in June of this year, and the heart of its old town has all but vanished. (18 photos)

Dance: 24 Hours and a Dog featuredimage

The result of artistic collaboration and complicity, “24 hours and a dog” has as its starting point the jazz music of Arturo O’Farrill. The Malpaso dance troupe, directed Osnel Delgado, performed it at the end of March, with Osnel’s own choreography. (26 photos)

The Significance of April 9 for Cuban History featuredimage

The history of Cuba is loaded with heroic deeds, episodes in which Cubans have risked their lives to defend the freedom and dignity of their people. The path stretching from the Spanish conquest to our day has been paved with the blood of martyrs. (23 photos)

Havana from the 33rd Floor of Cuba’s Tallest Building featuredimage

The 39-story Focsa building is the tallest in Havana and is located in the downtown Vedado district, a few meters from the malecon seafront. On the 33rd floor is the La Torre bar-restaurant with a tremendous view of the city. (29 photos)

Santiago de Cuba: City of Sculptures featuredimage

In 2010, the city of Santiago de Cuba held its first Public Sculpture Symposium. During the event, Cuban artists and US sculptor Melvin Edwards sculpted pieces which were installed in public spaces around the city. In 2013, the 2nd Symposium included Cuban artists and the works of Japanese artist Yoshida Mitsumasa. (18 photos)

Old Havana’s New Port Ave. Brewery featuredimage

An attractive and modern brewery is now open on the Avenida del Puerto (Port Ave.), in Old Havana, opposite the Paula Church. The tourist attraction is part of the revitalization of the heritage area made possible by the relocation of port activities to Mariel, west of the capital. (22 photos)

Twenty Photos of Santiago de Cuba featuredimage

This photo feature hopes to capture the beauty of Santiago de Cuba, a city celebrated in the couplets and verses of bards and poets. You will see a confluence of different architectural styles, from baroque to neoclassical, a fascinating combination of balconies, enormous windows, colonial buildings and uniquely inclined streets. (20 photos)

Brazil Through a Cuban Lens featuredimage

Brazil’s Ipanema beach unfolds before my eyes. The music of Antonio Carlos Jobim plays in my head, and I begin to hum the lyrics of Vinicius de Moraes. But this magic little moment lasts very little. I see a person selling water bottles stop at a shaded area to rest, exhausted. (20 photos)

The Bridge at 100th and Boyeros in Havana featuredimage

Those who travel often on Rancho Boyeros Ave. will know this crossroads which is a bridge that leads to the municipalities of Arroyo Naranjo and Playa. Below it are food stands, hairdressers and manicures, CD and DVD sellers as well as others with shoes, household utensils, etc. All are self-employed. (7 photos)

Havana’s Marti Theatre on Opening Night to the Public featuredimage

These pictures are of what was the first public function in the newly reopened Marti Theatre in Havana. The report starts from the entrance to the theater, where the spectators were greeted by masked characters carrying candlesticks, followed by the performances and finally all the artists gathered on stage. (27 photos)