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The preservation project of the city's Historical Centre and its social environment joins the interest in carrying out the cultural revitalisation of the city. That's why it gives life to a set of works cpmprising specialised houses, museums, squares and streets, buildings wich are exmaples of architectural, cultural and historical values. An option you must take advantage of with pleasure.
Old Havana, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, is the oldest part of Havana city and the one having more history. The visitor who adventures himself in its space discovers, as he walks, the rebirth of a colonial and baroque city, wich is magical and wonderful as its legends. This part is merged with the most modern and ecletic buildings wich give a touch of dynamic cosmopolitism.
Havana is the focal point of Cuban culture, rich in visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers, actors and writers and the home office of the world famous Ballet Nacional, the Casa de las Americas and the Fundaci?n del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano; thus, important international events take place every year in this city, happenings such as movie, ballet and theatre festivals and the renowned Biennial of Visual Arts.
Old Havana still houses vestiges of its origins, such as the Alameda de Paula, next to the port, the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral Square, the Castillo de la Real Fuerza and the Morro and La Cabana castles, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, as well as the ruins of the walls that once surrounded it and the brick streets that have defied time in order to reveal all the greatness of the past.
The old and narrow cobblestone streets, the colourful stained glasses and mosaics, the balcony ironworks, the fresh and shadowy inner courtyards, the wide porches supported by tall colomns, the squeares and fortresses are lements which have bequeathed the "village"an own and unmistakable style.
Walk south on Paseo de Marti the Prado past Parque Central.
The Capitol is at your right. Havana's Capitolio Nacional, climb the stone steps to the entrance,
an airy portico supported by Corinthian columns, where you can purchase your ticket. Here you can also gaze at the world's third largest interior statue a cast of Pallas Athena representing the Cuban Republic.
At the end of 18th century, Havana began to expand beyond its tight limits and Havana-outside-the-walls was born. With the demolition of the wall in 1863, a process of urbanization was underway and the city experienced growth in every sense of the term. In 1902, after the U.S. intervention and the establishing of the Republic, the old part of Havana entered a period of decadence even though it still contained buildings of genuine architectural value.
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