This monument is located in Vedado, close to Linea and Malecon. It was built in 1926, crowned by an imperial eagle with its winds spreaded vertically, what made that a hurricane damaged the monument, and later, the winds were placed horizontally.
At the end of 19th Century, the Bacardi rum was very famous in Cuba and abroad. Its creator, Don Emilio Bacardi, was a Spaniard settled in the island. It is said that he had a bat as a talisman which was used as logo in the first distillery that made him to win fortune.
You can make this tour in one of the Viazul busses or become part of the different trips to Varadero sold by the tourist offices that include a visit to Puente Bacunayagua and a tour around the City of Matanzas.
In the town San Francisco de Paula, in the suburbs of Havana, is located the Farm La Vigia. This place was the residence of the American writer Ernest Hemingway for more than 20 years, and it has been preserved the way he left it after his last trip. Every object, book, furniture is in the same place he left them, and they are carefully preserved as an important part of the Cuban patrimony.
According to the Havana Architectural Guide Authors, Vedado was born as the result of a proposition of city expanding approved in 1859 to be placed around the area which is occupied today. This area was an excellent forest place with carsick hills which almost disappeared because of the stone necessity to build pulled from some of the main capital's quarries located near to down town.
Tropicana Cabaret is well-known around the World as "A Paradise under the stars". It was built in 1939, at the ancient grounds of "Villa Mina", a neighborhood belonging to Marianao area. From that time it was identified by its great glass arch.