Photo feature by Ernesto Gonzalez Diaz


HAVANA TIMES — Havana has seen an explosion in tourism over the past year. Many of us who live in the city do not recall having seen as many tourists on the street, in parks, squares and avenues as we do today. Coming from all corners of the globe, no doubts thanks to the winds of change blowing from Washington, countless tourists have arrived over recent months to get to know Cuba’s reality up close.

For this reason, I set out to capture some of the more photogenic and touristy squares and parks in Old Havana, doubtless one of the highlights of the Cuban capital.

The Plaza Vieja, with its exhibition of Mexican dogs, its fountain and well-known beer house, the Alameda de Paula, on the port avenue, with its floating dock, Plaza de Armas, with its old book stands, the San Francisco de Asis square, also known as “Pigeon Square,” Parque Central, Cathedral Square and others are places that make up one of the most beautiful and well-preserved areas of town.


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24 thoughts on “Parks and Squares in Old Havana

  • Hahaha prof of economics? Hahaha. No. No we don’t believe it! Jajahaha

  • OK, now you are just being silly. You said that you are an economist? I doubt that. Your comments cast doubt on your even having a college degree. $200 trillion? Why lie to make your point? All Cuba lacks is international trade? What does Cuba have to trade? What’s stopping them from trading with China, Russia, Venezuela, Japan, South Africa, India and the other 180-odd countries now? Your anti-US panties are showing.

    Yes –I agree but you are forgetting that some bugs don’t just scratch BUT KILL.

  • THE USA has been bankrupt since the 60’s–they could not exist without the large deposits and bond purchases == first by the Arabs, than by Japan, than by China.
    But one can always start another war to generate some more business, snatch resources and distract the patriotic American citizens from the inner American problems /disasters.
    No doubt your choice for President will be Donald Trump- so the US has some continuity in its ‘imperialistic’ and racial policies.
    C.F.Mattner, Prof.Dr.hc economics

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