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Cuba’s longest seat
2012.12.20 - 23:32:01

You can help but notice that whoever meets them, perhaps in Santiago de Cuba, China, or New York and asks them about Havana’s most renowned places, they will always refer to The Malecon as their most beloved memory, among others, such as: The Morro Castle, La Rampa, Old Havana, 23rd Street, and so. ... more >>
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Sunken city under Bermuda Triangle found
2012.11.21 - 13:58:15

A group of Canadian scientists affirmed they discovered the ruins of a sunken city under the Bermuda Triangle, which might be the mythical city of Atlantis, which disappeared some 10,000 years ago. ... more >>
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Film Marathon in Bolivia Closes with a Tie and a Guinness World Record
2012.11.05 - 14:29:01

The 2nd Marathon of Bolivian Cinema Center concluded with a tie and a Guinness World Record in which two finalist decided to share the prize to be granted on Wednesday, the organizers reported today. ... more >>
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How the Christ of Havana was built
2012.10.31 - 13:45:10

The Christ of Havana is a work of Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera, who tells us how this idea originated: ‘‘in the early months of 1956 ‘ The Christ of Havana’ contest was announced , creating thus a Board chaired by Mrs Marta Fernandez de Batista, the wife of the Republic’s dictator at the time’’. ... more >>
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The World’s largest human sculpture
2012.10.19 - 14:12:23

An impressive- 400 meters long- feminine figure is the world’s largest human sculpture, located in the city of Cramlington, on the north of England. ... more >>
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History of buses in Cuba
2012.10.18 - 14:42:23

Let’s start by saying that the children in Peru, Chile and other Latin-American countries are called “guagua” (bus) or “guagüita” (small bus). ... more >>
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World’s first colored motion pictures film footage found
2012.10.08 - 12:48:10

The film produced by the Londoner photographer and inventor Edward Raymond Turner underwent modern digital restoration in order to recover the original colour of the tape, which shows images of some children – possibly Edward’s - a bunch of sunflowers, a colourful fish, a red parrot and a group of soldiers marching through the London’s streets. ... more >>
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Flew away like Matias Perez
2012.10.06 - 13:29:27

In 1867, French M. E. Gogard, one of the most famous balloonist of the moment arrived in Havana, who had taken more than two-hundred aerostatic flights, most of them in Cuba in front of the delighted people of Havana. ... more >>
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Carlos Gardel’s nationality clarified
2012.10.01 - 15:01:32

After ten years looking for documentation and conducting interviews, a group of researchers found the birth certificate of singer Carlos Gardel and the mystery seemed to be over: “ el Zorzal criollo ” (the Creole thrush) is neither Argentinian nor Uruguayan, he is French. ... more >>
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A cannon that gives the time
2012.10.01 - 14:51:44

If you were born in Havana, imagine how many times you have heard the nine PM cannon shot, but if you were a visitor you must be surprised to hear its tremendous thunder. This story has been retold several times, but as the persistent cannon shot, here it goes again. ... more >>
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A musical burst
2012.09.25 - 14:33:52

The performance of the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso in Havana caused a huge impact in that society at the time but the explosion went beyond the merely artistic awe he was capable of raising in the audiences. ... more >>
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Mazzantini, the Bull Fighter/matador
2012.08.01 - 00:00:43

In 1887, the Gaceta de la Habana/Havana Gazette on its Events section, announced “a special bull fight, at the Havana Plaza; organized by the firefighter’s commerce squad, the bullfight will be headed by the famous adroit Don Luis Mazzantini; it’ll begin at 3 o’clock, four magnificent bulls to combat.” ... more >>
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