One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Historical Center of Old Havana are the guided tours of Rutas y Andares (Routes and travels) to Discover among Family. In the months of July and August the number of visitors to the Historical Center of Old Havana increases significantly, because these are the months of school vacations, so to travel to the oldest part of the city of Havana is always an interesting and educational choice for vacationers.

The National Capitol of Cuba is considered by architects and historians a perfect work of early 20th century engineering. The National Capitol of Cuba occupies the street block formed by the streets Prado, Dragones, Industria and San José, in Havana. This building is considered by architects and historians a perfect work of early 20th century engineering.

The Tunnel of Havana Bay is one of the seven wonders of Cuban civil engineering. Its functionality and history makes it an icon of the city. Considered by his majesty as one of the seven wonders of Cuban civil engineering, tunnel Havana Bay continues as one of the main transport routes from almost 55 years.

The Bacardi building was the first Art Deco building in Havana. At the time it was the tallest building in the country. Today it serves as an office building.  It was erected on the corner of Montserrat Street (now Avenue of Belgium ) No. 261 between Empedrado and San Juan de Dios Streets.

The Havana University is the largest center of higher studies in Cuba. Surrounded by history and knowledge continues to train professionals. Cradle of Cuban teachers and great thinkers, the Havana University continues to open its doors for nearly three centuries, to anyone who chooses the intellectual development in one of its 21 faculties and 32 careers.

The Asturian and Galician center are jewels of Havana architecture. Today, despite having changed its original use, maintain their original splendor.

The Central Railway Station in Havana is the beginning of all the railway system in Cuba. The station, with more than 100 years, is a National Monument. Today is the hub of the railway system in the country, where most of them arrive. It is considered as a National Monument, for their great architectural and historical values.

The wonders of civil engineering in Cuba are conspicuous for their utility. The seven were chosen through a rigorous court between 37 architectural works. They are known as civil engineering wonders and were selected from 37 proposals for construction works located in the Greater Antilles.

The Bobo drawn by Eduardo Abela served to criticize the repressive policy of Gerardo Machado. Today this cartoon is a jewel of Cuban painting. The year 1926 in Cuba and the island was ruled by Gerardo Machado, who led the country's repressive measures and fell into a scene of crimes and illegalities.

Víctor Manuel was one of the painters who promoted the change of style in Cuba during the 1920s. His best known work is Gitana tropical. If Cuban painting has a before and an after, a point of no return, there is the work of Víctor Manuel García Valdés (1897-1969 ).

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  • The Cuban government has begun to pay ahead of schedule the debt which was renegotiated with more than a dozen international creditors, in a first step to settle outstanding accounts that historically has been dragging, reported Reuters. Havana sealed in December 2015 an agreement with the Paris Club countries and managed to get 14 governments to forgive him 8,500 of 11,100 million still pending. The repayment of the remaining amount was structured over 18 years and the first payment of about $ 40 million, was made before October 31. "The Cuban government has paid the first installment and has done soon", said the French Ambassador to Cuba, Jean-Marie Bruno. Under the agreement with the Paris Club the 14 countries had a year to sign restructuring pacts that could include the establishment of local accounts, where a percentage of the money owed would be earmarked for development projects.

  • At the fairgrounds Expocuba more than 75 countries and 4 500 exhibitors have gathered since this Monday to seek business opportunities in the Caribbean largest shopping bag. Until November 4 Cuban entrepreneurs can showcase their results in the production of goods and services and present their interests in the search of foreign investment. Aiming for this, the Ministry of Tourism has arranged a larger exhibition area at the fair, for which presents a portfolio of 127 investment projects, including 25 for the construction of hotels, 97 in the form of hotel management with or without external financing and five dedicated to marine management. United States, Spain, France, Italy and Japan increased their participation, and Venezuela, China and Russia are the partners of the island most represented at the meeting.

  • The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, based in the city of Buffalo, will hold in the United States a clinical trial of a Cuban vaccine against lung cancer. The goal is to test the CimaVax-EGF, a treatment developed by the Molecular Immunology Center in Havana. The institute, one of the most important of its kind in the world, becomes the first American medical institution to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration to test a Cuban medical therapy in that country. The clinical trial is expected to begin in November and to involve roughly 60 - 90 US patients. Although CimaVax-EGF does not provide a cure of the disease, it contributes to slow the growth of tumors and is less toxic than chemotherapy. In this regard, it has already shown promising results in Cuba, and other countries like Peru, Colombia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • One of the most important groups in the contemporary world scene will tour Cuba. Odin Teatret will carry out from October 30 to November 25 a tour through several provinces. Based in the Danish town of Holstebro, Odin Teatret is led since 1964 by the Italian master Eugenio Barba. During his stay in Cuba they will present eight shows, which include one-person and group shows as well as a program of lectures, workshops, work demonstrations, audiovisual presentations, master classes and other exchanges. The tour will cover the cities of Las Tunas, Sancti Spiritus, Matanzas, Santa Clara, Camagüey, Pinar del Rio, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba and Havana.

  • 25th edition of International Ballet Festival of Havana Alicia Alonso has started. The event, one of the most prestigious in the world of dance- will take place until November 6. Among the guests are the company Buenos Aires Ballet, under the direction of Federico Fernández; Dance Americanana -group composed of figures of the New York City Ballet and the Miami City Ballet-; Ballet West, also American, and the Canadian company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Also integrate the list Vlovajob Pru, led by François Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea; Martha Graham Dance Company, founded in 1929 by the celebrated dancer and choreographer Martha Graham; and Irene Rodriguez’s (Cuba). Also attending the Festival are choreographers Daniel Proietto and Demis Volpi, both Argentinian; Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Cuban Alberto Mendez and Ely Regina Hernandez, who created especially for the event, the pas de deux Winter.

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