2019-06-18 Hostal Luz, Havana, Cuba

A healthy breakfast to start the day served on the rooftop terrace at Hostal Luz
The Hostal Manager bids us farewell as we depart for another day of sightseeing
The delightful exterior of Hostal Luz (115 Luz Street, Havana)
Beautifully kept old vehicles dominate the local traffic in Havana
Today we are collected by our guide and we are taken for a driving tour around Havana City
Our driver for the tour is a qualified surgeon!!!! He makes a better living by taking tourists around the city in his pink Ford Customline
Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula, one of the many churches in Havana
Friendly locals!!
Many of the old buildings in Havana are in a great need of restoration
In the distance we can see the Entrada del Barrio Chino, the Chinatown of Havana
El Capitolio, or the National Capitol Building is a public edifice and one of the most visited sites in Havana
The Gran Teatro de La Habana 
Parked outside the theatre are many fabulous old, brightly coloured vehicles awaiting passengers for sightseeing trips around the city
A statue of Francisco de Albear who was an engineer in the early 1800’s
TheGran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana is one of the most elegant hotels of the city
Santo Angel Costudio Church
The Museum of the Revolution 
The impressive statue of Major Maximo Gomez who was a Major General in Cuba’s Ten Years’ War (1868–1878) against Spain and he was also Cuba’s military commander in that country’s War of Independence (1895–1898)
We head toward the area where there are numerous missiles and guns on display from the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960’s
Looking south to the Port of Havana
The 2016 Primavera sculpture in Havana
Our next stop is visiting Revolution Square which is one of the largest city squares in the world taking up 11 acres. It is dominated by a 109 m tall grey granite structure, the Jose Marti Memorial which predates the revolution
A portrait of Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán who was a Cuban revolutionary born in Havana overlooks the square
A portrait of Che Guevara who was one of the most famous revolutionary figures of the Cuban Revolution also makes a symbolic statement in the square
We pass the entrance to the famous Colon Cemetery
What a wonderful way to seeing all the sites of Havana !!!
After several hours on the tour we make our way back to our accommodation
After a quick freshen up at our hotel we set off again by foot for a walk around the area
We stop for a refreshing drink in one the local restaurant/bars
In the evening we hire a bicycle taxi to take us to our favourite restaurant in Havana called “Sentijos”
On our way back to Hostal Luz after our wonderful dinner at Sentijos, we pass the eerie looking Basilica Menor of San Francisco de Asis

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