In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Cuba
Due to the fact that travel restrictions to Cuba have been eased, the Caribbean country is now more open than ever to American travelers. Since there’s never been a better time to start planning your trip, check out these 3 awesome destinations in Cuba that you simply have to visit.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Havana’s Old Centre is packed with excellently preserved colonial buildings and there is a number of monuments that you shouldn’t miss. Plaza de la Catedral, home to Havana’s cathedral, is one of the most remarkable city squares where you can admire the beauty of the cathedral’s façade, as well as other surrounding buildings. The Palacio de los Capitanes Generales on Plaza de Armas is another stunning building in Havana that is also famous for the statue of Christopher Columbus. In addition to boasting a marvelous architecture, the building itself in how home to the City Museum.
People who want to learn more about Cuban history should visit Trinidad, a small city which takes pride in numerous museums. On the Plaza Mayor, the city’s central square, you’ll find the Museo Historico Municipal and the Museo de Arquitectura Trinitaria. Make sure to enjoy the stunning view across Trinidad from the top of the Antigua Convento de San Francisco de Asis, a must-see convent that is famed for its distinctive bell tower.
Vinales Valley, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, is best known as the home of the country’s cigar making industry. Exploring this destination will give you an insight into one of Cuba’s most popular exports, and you can also take a trip to one of the cigar factories in the nearby town of Pinar Del Rio.