The “Tivoli” Fair of Santiago de Cuba

tivoli1Photo Feature by Janis Hernandez

HAVANA TIMES — In past centuries on a hill very close to the port of Santiago de Cuba, groups of foreigners founded the neighborhood known as the Tivoli, a treasure of cultural tradition.

It was an area of markets and fairs. There were cigar factories, print shops, dry cleaners, hostels and lots of night life. In modern times, the Tivoli Fair takes place each year.

Kiosks, tents, expositions, mini-markets and areas for the public to interact with the exhibitors. Food stands and small restaurants abound and there are dances at night.

These daytime pictures capture a portion of the multifaceted Tivoli Fair.

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