Havana a splendid architectural rainbow
The influence of different styles and cultures can be seen in the colonial architecture of Havana, with a wide range of Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Roman.
Havana is unique because of its unique rhythmic arcades built largely by Spanish immigrants. Many interior patios remain similar to the designs of Seville, Cádiz and Granada.
Neo-classicism affected all the buildings built in Havana in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and today can be seen throughout the city.
At the turn of the twentieth century, large buildings were built with the international influences of art nouveau, art deco and eclectic. Read more...
Modernism, too, transformed much of the city and can be noticed by its high-quality individual buildings instead of its large key buildings. Examples of this last are Habana Libre. The Plaza de la Revolución, has many monumental modernist buildings including the National Theater that reminds of the Royal Festival Hall in London. Also in this square You will find the José Martí Memorial, the tallest tower in Cuba at 109 meters.
Old Havana, a World Heritage Site, is the oldest area of the City of Havana and the fundamental enclave of colonial architecture. Narrow and shady streets and some unique squares make up a plot with a certain irregularity that encourages them to be visited and admired.