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The Haunting Beauty of Havana’s Buildings

Cuba‘s well-known for, among other things, its architecture. However, after 50 years of neglect, many of its now historic buildings are falling apart. Many others struggle to retain their majestic beauty.

Gran Teatro de la Habana
Hotel Inglaterra

I can only imagine how splendid these buildings looked back then.

Hotel Plaza
This building would have looked nicer without the clothes
La Floridita - one of Hemingway's haunts

We should have stopped at La Floridita for a daiquiri, but didn’t.

This could use some work
Bacardi Building

Previously supporters of the revolution, the Bacardi family left Cuba rather than let the regime nationalize their business. Bacardi is now headquartered in Bermuda.

The Bacardi rum is the main ingredient in Cuba Libres and daiquiris.

Convento de San Francisco
Old Havana
Old Havana building
Square in Old Havana
Decaying beauties

The restaurant atop the¬†Hotel Ambos Mundos provides a panoramic view of some of Havana’s decaying buildings.

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