Casa Evora

Paeso del Prado No 20, Piso 9, Havana, Cuba | Hotel
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Seniors, Arts and Music

A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan

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... her uniform, which is displayed. Many famous people have stayed at the hotel. Winston Churchill, who was a foreign correspondent during the Spanish-American war visited again in 1946 and stayed at the hotel. When Sinatra stayed, he didn't want it known that he was with the Mafia but pictures were taken on the Mafia balcony with Frank and Meyer Lansky. He honeymooned here with Ava Gardner. The tour was longer and slower than our last one and Estela was hard ...

Welcome to Cuba

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... USS Maine in Havana’s harbor, officially to protect US citizens in Cuba. A few weeks later in February 1898 the battleship exploded, killing all sailors. The US accused the Spanish, and the Spanish the US, while others say the “accident” was a welcomed reason for the US to finally intervene in the country. First the US offered Spain 300 million dollars for Cuba, but the European colonial power rejected the offer. The US then demanded full withdrawal of the Spanish, ...

Through the blockade

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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... it, Cuba’s benefactor, the country went through a disastrous period known there as the “Special Period”. The bottom fell out of the world sugar market; Cuba’s GNP fell 35% and its foreign trade fell by 55%. It was really only the development of tourism (mostly from Canada and Europe), remittances from Cuban Americans living mainly in Florida) and most critically, the appearance on the scene of Hugo Chavez, the recently deceased Venezuelan leader that ...

Old sins cast long shadows

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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... times before the music started playing.

Soldiers marched their comical John Cleese-style march with rigid high kicks, and again I felt like an alien looking with an outsider’s eyes at our weird world…


(I don’t want to even THINK about soon returning to Stockholm looking with those same inquisitive eyes at the incomprehensible behavior of hysterical Christmas consumerism casting its evil spell over people – generating employment on a huge ...

Buena vista social club

A travel blog entry by mknox

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... to have mobile phones and some private businesses. But it seems rich foreigners are allowed to invest in Cuba if it’s in partnership with the Govt. Cubans cannot. When I mentioned all the recent activity in the Middle East and how change is happening all around the world (Syria) I was advised 'it is not possible as we cannot have a voice”. I have also been told that Raul is about to ease restrictions on Cubans travelling abroad. This clearly has a mixed response as I have ...

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Location

This hotel, located on Paeso del Prado No 20, Piso 9, Havana, is near San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle, Cementerio de Colon, Monument to Jose Marti, and Revolution Plaza (Plaza De La Revolucion).
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding