101 Top Historical Sites of Cuba

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Dundurn, 2004 - Travel - 126 pages
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Even the most dedicated Cubaphile will discover new information in Alan Twigg's collection of seldom-seen attractions such as Fidel Castro's birthplace, the Celia Sanchez Museum, and the modernist statue atop the oldest open-pit mine in the Americas, erected in memory of runaway slaves.

This handy illustrated compendium covers everything from the Cross of Columbus and the Bacardi Rum Factory to Havana's Morro Castle and Ernest Hemingway's Finca La Vigia. As well, there are dozens of well-known sites including the seven-metre bronze statue of Che Guevara in Santa Clara, the Virgin of Copper Basilica at El Cobre, the Museum of the Revolution and the Tropicana Nightclub in Havana, and the Playa Giron Museum on the Bay of Pigs.

 

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Contents

Chez Fidel
1
THE EAST
9
Cross of Parra
11
El Yunque
12
Museo Municipal Baracoa
13
Bust of Hatuey First Martyr for Freedom
14
Guamas Land
15
Hotel La Rusa
16
Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos
68
Nuclear Power Plant
69
Museo Playa Gir6n Bay of Pigs
70
Sugar Plant Central Australia
71
Jose Antonio Echeverria Birthplace
72
Xanadu Du Pont Mansion
73
MarielBoatlift
74
Ernest Hemingways Finca la Vigia
75

Rio de Miel Honey River
17
Monumento a Antonio Maceo Baracoa
19
Guantanamo U S Naval Base
20
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia
21
Bacardi Rum Factory
23
MuseoCasa Natal de Antonio Maceo
24
Casa Museo de Frank y Josue Pais
25
Casa de Diego Velazquez
26
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asunci6n
28
Jose Maria de Heredia Birthplace
29
Moncada Army Barracks
30
Parque Historico Abel Santamaria
32
Palacio de Justicia
33
Peace Tree
35
Bosque de los Martires de Bolivia
36
Monumento a Antonio Maceo Santiago de Cuba
37
Castillo del Morro
39
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Cobre
40
Monumento al Cimarron
43
WEST AND NORTH OF SANTlAGO DE CUBA
45
El Uvero
47
Museo de la Plata
48
Museo Celia Sanchez
49
Granma Landing Site
51
Celia Sanchez Birthplace
52
Manzanillo Train Station
53
Town Square Yara
54
Comandancia de la Plata
56
Museo Municipal Yara
57
Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Birthplace
59
Dos Rios
60
Finca Manacas Biran
61
CENTRAL CUBA
63
Armoured Train Monument
65
Football Stadium Santa Clara
66
Watchtower Manacas Iznaga
67
HAVANA
77
Ceiba Tree
79
Castillo de la Real Fuerza
80
Museo de la Ciudad
81
Antique Automobile Museum
82
El Caser6n del Tango
83
Hotel Ambos Mundos
84
Jose Marti Birthplace
86
Declaration of Cuban Socialism
87
Miracle Woman
88
Plaza de la Revolucion
90
Castillo del Morro
91
Casa de las Americas
93
Hotel Inglaterra
94
Capitolio Nacional
96
Fountain of India
98
Havana Chess Academy
99
Palacio de los Matrimonios
101
Hotel Sevilla
103
Museo Abel Santamaria
104
Pavilion Granma
105
Museo de la Revolucion
106
Monumento a Julio Antonio Mella
107
Black Vomit
109
Hotel Capri
111
Hotel Riviera
112
Monumento a las Victimas del Maine
113
Malecon
114
Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba
115
Celia Sanchezs First Havana Residence
116
Canadian Embassy
118
Tropicana Nightclub
119
Cojimar
120
Sources
123
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Alan Twigg has written nine previous books, including Cuba: A Concise History for Travellers. His articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Maclean's, the Toronto Star, The Georgia Straight, the Vancouver Sun, and many other publications. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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