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Moneda de Cuba, el Peso cubano ¿Cómo funciona?

At Jul 21, 2020

Moneda de Cuba: conoce el Peso Cubano

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El peso (CUP a veces llamado “moneda nacional“) es una de las dos monedas oficiales en uso en Cuba, la otra es el peso convertible (CUC, a menudo llamado “dólar” en el idioma hablado). Actualmente hay 25 CUP por CUC.

La mayoría de los trabajadores estatales cubanos reciben sus salarios en pesos nacionales, pero algunos reciben una parte de su salario en pesos convertibles.

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Cuba Villa Rentals All Inclusive: The National Capitol

At Dic 28, 2019

Built in 1929 by order of the then president of the Republic of Cuba, Gerardo Machado and under the direction of architect Eugenio Raynieri Piedra, the National Capitol is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Cuban capital. Around the iconic construction, the most luxurious Cuba villa rentals all inclusive, as well as a large number of entities dedicated to the hospitality and services sector.

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Capitolio

The imposing building was destined to function as the seat of the legislative structures of the republican government and its architectural design was inspired by the Pantheon of Paris and the Capitol of the United States. Its location between Prado, Dragones, Industria and San José streets defines the kilometric origin of the road network of Cuba and for decades it has been the main meeting point of most of the services related to the tourist sector in Havana; that is why among its main attractions are the rows of classic cars, the restaurants, the neoclassical and eclectic style Cuba villa rentals all inclusive, the art galleries and the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana.

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Capitolio

With its imposing 91.73-meter-high dome and neoclassical façade, the Havana Capitol has become one of the architectural icons of the city, next to the Castillo del Morro and the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña. Some scholars of the architecture of the first half of the 20th century have come to consider the building as one of the six most important palaces worldwide.

Cuba villa rentals all inclusive: Capitol’s Draft

It is impossible to assign exclusive authorship to the project of the Capitol of Havana. Towards the decade of the 20s, the then president of the Republic of Cuba, Gerardo Machado, worked together with a team of American, Cuban and French architects in the urban reordering of the country’s capital. In this context arises the idea of ​​erecting a building that would become the most important urban structure of the city: the Capitol.

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Capitolio

The project was carried out under the direction of Eugenio Raynieri Piedra, together with several of the most renowned architects of the time and the French landscape architect Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier. The construction of the building was in charge of the North American company Purdy & Henderson Company. We offer you the best Cuba villa rentals all inclusive to relax and discover Havana.

 Capitol’s Characteristics

The capitol of Havana occupies an area of ​​43,418 m², including the gardens and parks. The building is constructed from a metallic structure and is projected from a central body that rests on a monumental staircase of 55 steps. The facade contains two sculptures and several bas-reliefs made by the Italian artist Angelo Zanelli.

In the center of the main body stands an ostentatious dome of 92 m in height, 32 meters in diameter and 16 ribs covered in 22 carat gold, which was the fifth highest in the world at that time. A 30-ton bronze sculpture, also made by Zanelli, was placed under the dome.

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Capitolio

On both sides of the central body were built two structures organized as a rectangular floor in which the House of Representatives and the Senate were located. Both are finished with a semicircular body that corresponded to the hemicycles, intended for government meetings.

Under the dome of the Capitol lies the zero kilometer of the national road network and in the beginning it was symbolically marked by a 25 carat diamond that belonged to the Russian Tsar Nicolás II, whose whereabouts are unknown at present. Accommodate in one of our Cuba villa rentals all inclusive y go to the best places of Havana.

Cuba villa rentals all inclusive: Capitol’s Location

Towards the end of the 19th century, the location where the Capitol of Havana was built had acquired the character of an urban center, thanks to the architectural modernity that represented for the old city the demolition of the Walls and the placement of the iconic statue of Isabel II, which defined the new center of the Alameda de Extramuros, around which new parks, hotels, Cuba luxury villas, theaters and services began to be built. The space became a link between Old Havana and the Republican, now known as Centro Habana.

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Ernest Hemingway y su historia con Cuba

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Fidel Castro y Ernest Hemingway

Hospédese en una de nuestras maravillas casa de renta Cuba y descubra la increíble historia de Ernest Hemingway.

En el año 1934, Hemingway compró un barco al que llamó Pilar y comenzó a navegar en él a través de las aguas del Mar Caribe. Después de una corta estancia en Cayo Hueso y una travesía como periodista, guionista y colaborador que lo mantuvo inmerso en dos de los procesos políticos y sociales más relevantes de su tiempo: la Guerra Civil Española y la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

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Ernest Hemingway y su historia con Cuba

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Fidel Castro y Ernest Hemingway

Hospédese en una de nuestras maravillas casa de renta Cuba y descubra la increíble historia de Ernest Hemingway.

En el año 1934, Hemingway compró un barco al que llamó Pilar y comenzó a navegar en él a través de las aguas del Mar Caribe. Después de una corta estancia en Cayo Hueso y una travesía como periodista, guionista y colaborador que lo mantuvo inmerso en dos de los procesos políticos y sociales más relevantes de su tiempo: la Guerra Civil Española y la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

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House Rentals in Cuba: The history of Hemingway and Havana

At Oct 04, 2019

In 1934, Hemingway bought a boat called Pilar and began to sail through the waters of the Caribbean Sea. After a short stay in Cayo Hueso and a journey as a journalist, scriptwriter and collaborator that kept him immersed in two of the most relevant political and social processes of his time: the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War, the North American writer navigates towards Cuban waters and find your best accommodation in Havana, in the Ambos Mundos Hotel, located in the Historic Quarter of the city. At that time (1939) he was going through his separation with Pauline Pfeiffer, after he met journalist and writer Martha Gellhorn, in 1936. Get for one of our rental properties in Cuba y explore the most representative places of the island. Enjoy our house rentals in cuba and have a dream stay.

Shortly after his arrival in the least of the Antilles, he goes to life in one of the best rental properties in Cuba together with Gellhorn: Finca Vigía, a 61,000 m² rural house located on the outskirts of the Cuban capital. The couple established their winter residence there and the famous writer filled it with cats. There were dozens of them in their lands and he enjoyed his company very much. In Finca Vigía, Hemingway wrote part of what was the first famous novel: For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). The work sold half a million copies in a few months and was the definitive step for the establishment of his reputation as a writer, thanks to a nomination he received for the Pulitzer Prize.

After a short stay in China he returned to Cuba, accompanied by Martha, who had been sent there to fulfill a journalistic mission. The island was on the verge of war with the United States and the writer convinced the Cuban government to use his ship Pilar to ambush the German submarines that remained on the coasts of the country. Enjoy our house rentals in cuba and have a dream stay.

The following years he remained in Europe and after his return to Cuba he wrote On the other side of the river and among the trees and his great work: The old man and the sea. The latter, only took eight weeks and became the work of his life. The writer himself said that it was the best he could give of himself and he was not wrong. The old man and the sea made him an international celebrity and this time he received the Pulitzer Prize, in May 1952. Two years later, he was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature. Enjoy our house rentals in cuba and have a dream stay.

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Ernest Hemingway

He returns to Cuba in 1957 and begins to work in parallel in Paris was a party, Al break the dawn, The Garden of Eden and Islands in the Gulf. The last three were stored in Havana.

His house, Finca Vigía, began to fill with tourists and guests and progressively the writer began to feel unhappy. In 1960 he left the island permanently, although he maintained his relations with Fidel Castro and his sympathy with the inhabitants did not end. Enjoy our house rentals in cuba and have a dream stay.

Hemingway’s house in Cuba today

Finca Vigía remains intact, as one of the most beautiful museums of the Cuban capital. The team in charge of the conservation of the place decided to keep the ranch as Hemingway left it, without altering the order of his personal belongings too much. Enjoy our house rentals in cuba and have a dream stay.

The hotel Ambos Mundos keeps offering its services and keeps intact the room of the North American Novel Prize as one of its main tourist attractions and of historical interest; as well as the El Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio bars, where the writer loved to drink his favorite cocktails in the company of the Cubans; which over the years has made Calle Obispo one of the best places for to get rental properties in Cuba.

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Havana, Cuba – February 2,2017: House Finca Vigia where Ernest Hemingway lived from 1939 to 1960.From the back veranda and the adjacent tower one has an excellent view of downtown Havana.

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Rentas de lujo en Cuba para visitar el Hotel Nacional y sus majestuosos jardines

At Jun 18, 2019

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Declarado Monumento Nacional y Memoria del Mundo por la UNESCO, el Hotel Nacional de Cuba es uno de los edificios más emblemáticos de la capital cubana. Se emplaza en El Vedado, uno de los mejores sitios para disfrutar de rentas de lujo en Cuba, debido a su enorme vida nocturna y a su desarrollo turístico y cultural. El hotel y sus alrededores poseen una inigualable vista al Malecón habanero y se comunican con la famosa calle 23, la avenida más famosa e importante de toda La Habana moderna.

El inmueble fue inaugurado en el año 1930 y ha acogido durante varias décadas a importantes figuras del arte, las ciencias, la cultura, la política y la sociedad, procedentes de diversas partes del mundo. Se ubica en el saliente costero de Punta Brava uno de los principales puntos de ataque de corsarios y piratas durante la época colonial y constituyó durante la primera mitad del siglo XX el hotel más importante del Gran Caribe.

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Casa de renta en Cuba: conoce el Palacio Presidencial

At Oct 02, 2018

Casa de Renta en Cuba, escoge tu mejor opción

Ubicado en una de las zonas más visitadas y concurridas de la capital cubana el Palacio Presidencial, hoy Museo de la Revolución, constituye uno de los lugares de mayor interés turístico para quienes optan por una de nuestras casa de renta en Cuba.

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En el año 1909 el gobernador de la ciudad de La Habana, Ernesto Aubert, inicia las obras de un grandioso edificio con el objetivo de convertirlo en la sede del gobierno provincial. Rodolfo Maruri y Paul Belau fueron los arquitectos que asumieron el proyecto y la construcción de la obra se encargó a la General Contracting Company.

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Villas para rentar en Cuba cerca del Paseo del Prado

At Sep 13, 2018

El Paseo de Isabel II: Descubra la etapa colonial hospedado en nuestras villas para rentar en Cuba

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Construido en 1772 por orden del entonces Capitán General de la isla de Cuba, el Marqués de la Torre, el Paseo del Prado es una de las avenidas más emblemáticas, concurridas y atractivas de la ciudad de La Habana. La arteria comienza en el Malecón capitalino y atraviesa toda la zona colonial, conocida como la Habana Vieja hasta culminar en los límites de la ciudad republicana, conocida como Centro Habana. En el momento de su construcción, recibió el nombre de Alameda de Extramuros o Alameda de Isabel II.

La manera en que lo conocemos hoy, es el resultado del plan de obras públicas trazado por el presidente Gerardo Machado y ejecutado por el afamado paisajista Francés Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier, en el año 1928. Actualmente, la avenida aglutina un importante número de entidades comerciales y se caracteriza por poseer varias villas para rentar en Cuba.

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Conoce la historia del Ron Bacardi en la gastronomía cubana

At Ago 31, 2018
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Conozca la Destilería Bacardi en Santiago

Fundada en Santiago de Cuba en 1862, Bacardi fue durante toda la primera mitad del siglo XX la compañía de bebidas alcohólicas más próspera y reconocida de Cuba. Hospédese en una de nuestras villas de lujo para rentar en Cuba y conozca la historia de primera mano.

Facundo Bacardí Massó, era el hijo de un comerciante de vinos procedente de España que se estableció en Cuba junto con su familia hacia 1830. Para continuar desarrollando el negocio de su padre comenzó a realizar experimentos con el proceso de destilación del ron cubano, que en aquellos momentos se le conocía como aguardiente. Facundo tenía como objetivo la obtención de una bebida más suave en el paladar.

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Luxury Villas Havana

At Jul 29, 2018

Old Havana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is the oldest part of the Cuban capital. Founded in 1514 by Pánfilo de Narváez under the name of Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana, it was during the Cuban colonial period a strategic point for trade between the Spanish Crown and its Caribbean territories due to its privileged geographical location and The characteristics of your bay. This was the case, that in 1561 the territory was available to concentrate the ships coming from the American colonies to gather the fleet before starting its voyage to Spain. From this time, remains of the walls that protected the city for several centuries still remain, despite the fact that during the Republican stage a good part of these defensive structures was demolished. Year after year, thousands of people visit the stone ruins to admire the military architecture of the era of the Hispanic conquest, whose samples are scattered all over the old village area. The locals offer home rental services, many of which have been restored for their heritage value and are available for the use and enjoyment of the island’s visitors. Discover Cuba staying in our beautiful luxury villas havana.

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Gran Teatro Nacional de Cuba

For lovers of architecture and urbanism, renting a house in Old Havana gives them the opportunity to interact directly with the culture of several historical generations that are very well preserved by the relevant local authorities. In addition, there are guided tours services and a large number of educational programs to make the traveler’s experience more profitable. Enjoy our luxury villas in havana and have a dream stay.

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Old Havana Streets

From the intervention of UNESCO and to the present day, Old Havana has had an efficient program of research and Restoration, which has been possible largely thanks to the office historian of the city. At the present time, it is one of the most visited places in Cuba by the State of conservation and restoration of its churches, fortresses… In addition, it has a very active cultural life, it organizes a large number of exhibitions, handicraft fairs, books and antiques, among other options that make the stay enjoyable for tourists. In addition, book sales, souvenirs, traditional clothing and collectibles of all kinds are made. The gastronomy is one of the most attractive elements in the entire historical district of the city, there are many local, private and state that offer specialized food and traditional cocktail, among them the Floridita, the famous bar that was made world-wide Known as the cradle of the Daiquiri by the recurring visits of the American writer Ernest Hemingway, by which celebrities of all kinds have passed, including Spencer Tracy, Rocky Marciano, Joaquín Sabina, Kate Moss, Fito Páez, Jack Nicholson, among many Other. Rest as a king in one of our luxury villas havana and discover the island with us.

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Paseo del Prado

Visitors who choose to rent a house in Havana can receive advice, help and advice about the places, services and events they can access during their stay in the capital. Choose between our selection  of luxury villas havana and taste original cuban flavor.

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Old Havana Streets

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Rent casa particular cuba

At May 15, 2018

Rent casa particular in Cuba and discover with us New Cuban Art

Unleashed in the late 1970s and consolidated throughout the 1980s, the movement to renew the plastic arts in Cuba became a phenomenon known as “New Cuban Art.” This “aesthetic revolution” was shown in the field of artistic creation as an enterprising cultural project of a new desire for self-awareness, whose aim was to integrate art into the dynamics of society and the democratization of culture, from a vision Away from the stereotypes proposed by socialist realism. Rent casa particular Cuba with us and discover the cuban art as a local.

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Fábrica Arte Cubano

Towards the Eighties, emerging in our country a new promotion of artists educated within the system of teaching of art created by the revolution, with ideas that were manifested in favor of the legitimation of the budgets esthetical that proposed the culture Western, whose art was labeled bourgeois, dehumanized and decadent, by coming from a political system of capitalist essence.

The first example of this renewal arises in the context of the crisis of the dominant discourse on art and its basic budgets: the so-called postmodern condition, and it was constituted by the volume I group, which brought together the protagonists of the first visible attempt of Transgression towards the bases of a cultural behavior tendentious to the social order and the stereotyped romantic-idealized representation of the heroes, the feats, the history, etcetera. Its bases were, therefore, the claim of an autonomy of art, the stabilization of new artistic codes in the aesthetic consciousness, the retorization of a set of means for the production of ideology. Visit most cultural places in your trip and rent casa particular Cuba with us.

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Callejón de Hammel

From the postmodernist sphere, framed in a clear crisis of values, a series of postures emerge that rethink the need for a culture of resistance, which manifests itself in an overvaluation of “the Own”, “as an uncontaminated past where the Identity “. In the case of the new Cuban art, the transgress spirit is retaken.

In the case of the new Cuban art, retakes the transgressive spirit of the Post-vanguard, which stands “as a strategy in the certainty of the social constitution of artistic value”.

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Cuban Art Gallery

The unavoidable merit of these artists of volume I lies in overcoming the stereotypes that had ruled the symbolic representation of the identity during the previous decade, shifting the gaze towards the traditional acquits in contemporary culture, the ancestral practices that persist in the conformation of the imaginary that characterize our culture. Discover cuban art and rent casa particular Cuba with us.

These new proposals owe to the contributions of conceptualism the vindication of artistic research as the basis for creation, “The supremacy of the idea on form.”

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Cuban Art Picture

In this way, the new Cuban art exceeded the need for constant updating with the international artistic panorama, of yesteryear expressed in the search for new codes of representation to reappropriate the tendencies in vogue. 

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The art institution, on the other hand, questioned its functional correspondence with the new artistic situation. In this sense, he developed an important work in the recognition and legitimation of the work produced by the emergent generation. An effervescence of the speeches on the art and projects of socio-cultural insertion was experienced.

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Artistic Cuban Street

In this way the new Cuban art was installed in the national culture with a bewildering, explosive force. It transcended functionally in the aesthetic plane and appropriated of primordial areas of the social praxis, “it tensed to the limit the permissibility of the cultural instance, and forced to a reconsideration of the subject of the state control on the symbolic production”. Even so, his legacy constitutes, today, an irrefutable fact. Have a dream trip and rent casa particular Cuba with us.

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