Cuba’s Pilgrimage of Saint Lazarus in Pictures

The return to the town of El Rincon in search of the National Sanctuary dedicated to San Lazaro, makes December 17th a very busy day in the community located on the outskirts of Havana. The scenes are repeated every year on the path that leads to the gates of the sacred site. (15 photos)

Tourist Art and Souvenir Center on Havana’s Port Avenue

The make-over of different spaces along the Port Avenue, from Caballeria wharf to Desamparados Street, carried out by the Havana City Historian’s Office, led to the creation of the Old San Jose Warehouse Cultural Center. (20 photos)

Old Havana’s La Luz Cafe Now in Hard Currency

La Luz Cafe, located on Obispo Street, near the Hotel Ambos Mundos in Old Havana, closed its doors to the public in December. It was the only place left in the area which offered these kinds of services in regular Cuban pesos (CUP). (7-photos)

Cuba Book Fair Visits in Pictures

Today, I went again to San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress, permanent seat of the International Book Fair of Havana, the perfect setting to take pictures of the annual event, which although it has other venues, has a special air. (33 photos)

Food Fair in Havana

Nowadays one can clearly see the shortages present in the State’s monopoly retail sales network and in many agro markets. Therefore, the farm products sold at these special fairs are seen as an alternative to improve the situation. (15 photos)

Cuba: The Day Dedicated to San Lazaro

One of the largest celebrations of religious faith on our island is the pilgrimage to the shrine of San Lazaro. Every December 17, the site — located just outside of Havana in the town of Rincon — becomes the home to thousands of people who come to make good on some promise they’ve made and to worship San Lazaro. (30 photos)