As the bustling capital and major port of Cuba, Havana lies on the north coast of this tropical island, just south of the Florida Keys where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean Sea.

It is a thriving city of 2.1 million with a vibrant mix of Latin, European and American cultures, reflecting its chequered past. This variety of ideologies and cultures provides a glimpse into Cuba’s unique way of life under a socialized economic system.

Havana’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a diverse range of architecture, from majestic 16th century castles and Spanish colonial buildings to echoes of the art deco movement.

The city is alive with music, art and theater and bursting with personality that reflects its colorful and strategically important place in history.