Photos of Charming Old Cuba

Photos of Cuba

Photos of Cuba
Photos of Cuba

Cuba is a fascinating country with a cheerful and interesting culture.

A trip to Cuba will be engraved in your memory forever.

Cuba is an easy country to travel, people are friendly and you can safely move around everywhere all by yourself.

Upper view of Trinidad UNESCO city
Upper view of Villa de la Santísima Trinidad – a UNESCO city in Cuba

I had the opportunity to travel around the island for a month and explore a bit of all its more touristic places as well as its secret spots.

Basically I drove around the island on a rent-a-car, visiting Cuba best destinations including the most remote beaches and villages.

I advise everyone to visit Cuba, and experience an unique travel destination.

It seems, due to recent political changes, that Cuba is turning out to be gradually different from what it used to be.

Blue window and yellow building in Trinidad
Blue window and yellow building in Trinidad

So on this page I invite you to enjoy 142 images of the Cuba we all gonna miss – the Cuba still held by Socialism, Castro’s brothers and stricken by international embargo policies.

I hope you enjoy.

Photos of Cuba

Old Ford truck in Havana
Old Ford truck in Havana

Havana is a very nice city, mixing tropical vibes with colonial Spanish architecture. Havana old town is very pretty and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was the sixth town founded by the Spanish on the island. Not to be missed are the Paseo de Martí, the Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta, Old Havana, the Havana Cathedral and the Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

Havana Cathedral in Plaza De Armas
Havana Cathedral in Plaza De Armas
Young Women with Traditional Cuban Clothing in Plaza De Armas Havana
Young Women with Traditional Cuban Clothing in Plaza De Armas Havana
Huge Cuban flag in Havana
Huge Cuban flag in Havana
Kitchen boiling potato in Old Havana
Kitchen boiling potato in Old Havana
Red Cadillac in Havana
Red Cadillac in Havana
Cuban boy in Old Havana
Cuban boy in Old Havana
Old Havana Architecture
Old Havana Architecture
Havana Architecture and blue sky
Havana Architecture and blue sky
Inside Havana Cathedral
Inside Havana Cathedral
White Chevrolet and Cuban license plate
White Chevrolet and Cuban license plate
Viva Fidel 80 Mas // Viva Fidel 80 year more in Havana
Viva Fidel 80 Mas // Viva Fidel 80 year more in Havana
Havana fruit market schedule
Havana fruit market schedule
Cuban flags decoration
Cuban flags decoration
Old Havana menu
Old Havana menu
Cuba street sign in Havana
Cuba street sign in Havana
Cuban musicians in Havana
Cuban musicians in Havana
Violin in Havana
Violin in Havana
Old Havana street with National Capitol Building top
Old Havana street with National Capitol Building top
Window detail in Havana
Window detail in Havana
Fruit and vegetable market in old Havana
Fruit and vegetable market in old Havana
Empty shop in old Havana
Empty shop in old Havana
Detail of building in Havana port
Detail of building in Havana port
Havana road in Malecon
Havana road in Malecon
Cuban black American car from the 50's
Cuban black American car from the 50’s
Russian tank outside the Museum of the Revolution in Havana
Russian tank outside the Museum of the Revolution in Havana
Decorated ceiling in Havana
Decorated ceiling in Havana
Malecon avenue water effect in Havana
Malecon avenue water effect in Havana
Revolution Square with Che Guevara face in Havana
Revolution Square with Che Guevara face in Havana
Havana by Night
Havana by Night
El Morro Fortress in Havana
El Morro Fortress in Havana
Varadero Beach crystal water and white sand
Varadero Beach crystal water and white sand

Varadero is probably the most famous beach in the world. Varadero is a city in a narrow neck of land between the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahía de Cárdenas. In this city there are several resort hotels but there are other accommodation options where you can stay and enjoy local’s people company. There are several beach restaurants serving fresh juices and seafood.

Banana shop
Banana shop
Family on motorbike in Cuban countryside
Family on motorbike in Cuban countryside
Countryside Road in Cuba
Countryside Road in Cuba
Iglesia Mayor in Remedios
Iglesia Mayor in Remedios

San Juan de Los Remedios was the first small Cuban town that I visited. After coming from Havana it was good to experience what life is like in a Cuban rural town. You can visit the cultural center to attend dance classes.

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro poster
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro poster
Brigada Trabajo Socialista flag
Brigada Trabajo Socialista flag
Inside clothes recycling workshop in Remedios
Inside clothes recycling workshop in Remedios
Windows in Remedios
Windows in Remedios
Man carrying bread out of truck in Remedios
Man carrying bread out of truck in Remedios
Horse and man on bicycle in Remedios
Horse and man on bicycle in Remedios
Remedios Street scene with red car and woman on a bicycle
Remedios Street scene with red car and woman on a bicycle
Students inside the classroom of a school in Remedios
Students inside the classroom of a school in Remedios
Green window detail in Remedios
Green window detail in Remedios
Church in Remedios
Church in Remedios
Woman in Santa Clara street
Woman in Santa Clara street
Fire trucks in Santa Clara fire station
Fire trucks in Santa Clara fire station

Santa Clara is a small town with some points of interest such as the city center with the Parque de la Iglesia El Carmen and other monuments, churches and the historical armored train. The most famous site in Santa Clara is the Che Guevara Mausoleum.

Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara
Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara
Train tracks in Santa Clara
Train tracks in Santa Clara
Hasta la Victoria Siempre / Until Victory Always, Che Guevara sign in Santa Clara
Hasta la Victoria Siempre / Until Victory Always, Che Guevara sign in Santa Clara
Cayo Santa Maria Beach
Cayo Santa Maria Beach

Cayo Santa Maria beach has white sand, crystal clear water and no one is ever there, so you can enjoy the beach all by yourself. Cayo Santa Maria is located a few kilometers from the city of Caibarién, on the north coast of Cuba.

Square and church in Caibarien
Square and church in Caibarien
Caibarien taxi
Caibarien taxi

Caibarién is a small almost abandoned town with old decorated colonial buildings. I saw a magnificent sunset in the port area.

Cuban Beach
Cuban Beach
Caibarien empty street
Caibarien empty street
Guardalavaca sandy beach
Guardalavaca sandy beach

Guardalavaca is a popular beach destination among Cubans. Here many families come to spend holidays. The famous beaches are Playa Guardalavaca, Playa Esmeralda, Playa Don Lino and Playa Bahia de Naranjo.

White American car
White American car
Street in center Baracoa
Street in center Baracoa

Baracoa is a city in Guantánamo Province on the eastern tip of Cuba. Baracoa was founded in August 15, 1511, by the governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar. Baracoa is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and was its first capital. It was on this place that Christopher Columbus first landed when he arrived in Cuba.

Door detail with Cuban flag
Door detail with Cuban flag
Cuban pumpkins
Cuban pumpkins
Baracoa street art or wall graffiti
Baracoa street art or wall graffiti
Juice shop in Santiago de Cuba
Juice shop in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is an old historical Cuban city where you can enjoy live music bars, dancing and drinking with local people. Santiago de Cuba staircases are famous. The city is very busy and a little polluted but there are several gardens, churches and monuments to visit.

Traditional building in Santiago de Cuba
Traditional building in Santiago de Cuba
Luchar y Trabajar / Fight and Work reminder
Luchar y Trabajar / Fight and Work reminder
Bay of Baracoa
Bay of Baracoa
Blue house detail
Blue house detail
Shipwreck near Baracoa
Shipwreck near Baracoa
Sailing boat in Baracoa
Sailing boat in Baracoa
Baracoa upper view
Baracoa upper view
Black pig
Black pig
Guantanamo street
Guantanamo street
Small fruit shop in Cuba
Small fruit shop in Cuba
Friendly Cuban boys / men
Friendly Cuban boys / men
Free the Five school bus in Guantanamo city
Free the Five school bus in Guantanamo city
Sunset over Santiago de Cuba
Sunset over Santiago de Cuba
Iguana facing the Caribbean Sea in San Pedro de la Roca Fortress
Iguana facing the Caribbean Sea in San Pedro de la Roca Fortress

Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca is a spectacular fortress with fantastic views over the bay. This sixteenth century Spanish fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site. San Pedro de la Roca castle is located about 10km south of Santiago de Cuba.

Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca Fortress
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca Fortress
Wild beach in Cuba
Wild beach in Cuba
Facade of The National Shrine Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre
Facade of The National Shrine Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre

Basilica of Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre is also known as The National Shrine Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre and is located near Santiago de Cuba.

Old American car on Cuban road
Old American car on Cuban road
Tattooed man in Bayamo
Tattooed man in Bayamo

Bayamo is a city with a beautiful historical center. Bayamo was the second of the seven cities founded by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar and was established in November 5, 1513.

Square with the Parochial Church San Salvador in Bayamo
Square with the Parochial Church San Salvador in Bayamo
Buffalo cart in Cuban countryside
Buffalo cart in Cuban countryside
Nicolas Guillen statue in Camaguey house
Nicolas Guillen statue in Camaguey house

Camaguey is a famous Cuban historical city. Camaguey has beautiful buildings in the historic center such as the church of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad.

Dios es Todo / Good is Everything sign
Dios es Todo / Good is Everything sign
Door sign of Consejo Deportivo San Juan de Dios
Door sign of Consejo Deportivo San Juan de Dios
Old house in Camaguey
Old house in Camaguey
Inside patio of building in Camaguey
Inside patio of building in Camaguey
El Carmen Church in Camaguey
El Carmen Church in Camaguey
Simple house with two chairs
Simple house with two chairs
Detail of a blue door
Detail of a blue door
Empty street in Camaguey
Empty street in Camaguey
Jesu script in old door
Jesu script in old door
Beautiful street in Camaguey center
Beautiful street in Camaguey center
Beautiful street in Camaguey center
Beautiful street in Camaguey center
Statue of Maceo in Camaguey
Statue of Maceo in Camaguey
Center of Camaguey
Center of Camaguey
Black car by the side of the road in Venezuela
Black car by the side of the road in Venezuela

Venezuela village has a small center, a garden, a railway station and many classic cars on the streets. A good example of a small town in the Cuban countryside.

Venezuela center with blue 50's American car
Venezuela center with blue 50’s American car
Silveira town train station
Silveira town train station
Green Cuban car
Green Cuban car
The Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo church in Sancti Spiritus city
The Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo church in Sancti Spiritus city

Sancti Spiritus is a city on the road between Ciego de Ávila and Trinidad, and has the oldest church in Cuba. At the time I visited it there were many festivities talking place, so the streets were filled with people and stalls with food and drinks. The city of Sancti Spiritus was founded by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1514.

Green field on the way to Baracoa
Green field on the way to Baracoa
Beautiful tropical landscape of Cuba
Beautiful tropical landscape of Cuba
Window of pink house
Window of pink house
Old blue Chevrolet car
Old blue Chevrolet car
Cute Cuban puppy
Cute Cuban puppy
Boys playing soccer on the streets of Trinidad
Boys playing soccer on the streets of Trinidad

Trinidad city was founded in December 23, 1514, by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar. Its original name is Villa De la Santisima Trinidad. I loved this city, its people, its historical center. Trinidad is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

School window
School window
Cuban names graffiti
Cuban names graffiti
Cuban boxer posing
Cuban boxer posing
Old door detail in Trinidad
Old door detail in Trinidad
Viva Fidel and Raul script with red flower
Viva Fidel and Raul script with red flower
Pink building with blue doors and windows in Trinidad
Pink building with blue doors and windows in Trinidad
Cross and blue windows
Cross and blue windows
Beautiful street scene in the historical city of Trindad
Beautiful street scene in the historical city of Trindad
Wooden door detail in Trinidad
Wooden door detail in Trinidad
Children out of school near San Francisco Church in Trinidad
Children out of school near San Francisco Church in Trinidad
Wooden window and yellow building in Trinidad
Wooden window and yellow building in Trinidad
Inside a classroom of a school in Trinidad
Inside a classroom of a school in Trinidad
San Francisco Church in Trinidad
San Francisco Church in Trinidad
Window and colorful building in Trinidad
Window and colorful building in Trinidad
Trinidad historical city
Trinidad historical city
Cuban Flag on a window in Trinidad
Cuban Flag on a window in Trinidad
White sand in Playa Ancon
White sand in Playa Ancon

Playa de Ancon beach is on the Caribbean Sea, a few kilometers south of the city of Trinidad. Playa de Ancon is famous for its beauty, tranquility, with plenty of palm trees, white sand beaches and crystal clear water.

Playa Ancon in the Caribbean Sea
Playa Ancon in the Caribbean Sea
Wooden green door and blue window with yellow buildin in Trinidad
Wooden green door and blue window with yellow buildin in Trinidad
Holy Trinity Church facade in Trinidad
Holy Trinity Church facade in Trinidad
Sunset over Trinidad city center
Sunset over Trinidad city center
Old American Car in Trinidad
Old American Car in Trinidad
No to Fascism with Bush / Hitler image
No to Fascism with Bush / Hitler image
Pineapple Fruit stall
Pineapple Fruit stall
Cuban Countryside Village
Cuban Countryside Village
Cayo Jutias Beach in Bahia de Santa Lucía
Cayo Jutias Beach in Bahia de Santa Lucía

Cayo Jutias in Bahía de Santa Lucía is a beach in the northern part of the island of Cuba. White sand beaches and crystal clear water. This beach is called Cayo Jutias, which is basically the name of a small island off the coast of Santa Lucía.

Sunset over Viñales village
Sunset over Viñales village

Viñales is a very nice place west of Havana. Viñales is a UNESCO World Heritage site that has a natural park, several caves, rocky mountains and jungle. Apart from the fantastic landscapes, Viñales village is also very nice, quiet and has beautiful sunsets.

Road into Viñales National Park
Road into Viñales National Park
Jungle in Viñales region
Jungle in Viñales region
Buffalo in Viñales region
Buffalo in Viñales region
Mountain in Viñales region
Mountain in Viñales region

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