Located at the intersection of the old Zapata Avenue and 12th Street in one of the most central spots of El Vedado district, the Colón Cemetery, as it is popularly called, surprises the unknowing visitor with its grand main entrance Among Havana’s unequaled architectural treasures, Cristóbal Colón Cemetery, named for Christopher Columbus and declared a …

The so-called “Havana solar,” today is part of the city’s popular culture … a halo of aged elegance inherent in the very structure of the stately palaces that time has not been able to erase In the late 19th century, when Havana tripled its population and the need for more space drove it to expand beyond its …

El crecimiento urbano de La Habana desde su emplazamiento definitivo en el lado oeste de la bahía estuvo orientado, inicialmente, a ocupar el espacio dentro del recinto amurallado construido por razones defensivas. Con posterioridad, la expansión demográfica y económica de la capital insular trajo como consecuencia que la superficie edificada ocupara los terrenos de extramuros. Desde …