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The Casa Terracota: the largest ceramic in the world
2018.03.16 - 16:53:02

It was the month of July 1999, when on a night of incessant rain that lashed the Boyacá town at Villa de Leyva, the architect Octavio Mendoza Morales, who is also an artist of clay sculpture, wondered why not mix architecture with art. Thus the most ingenious and daring idea of his life was born: baking a house using the same methods of potters to produce tableware, using earth to convert it into habitable architecture, the Casa Terracota. ... more >>
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The Treaty of Paris
2018.02.23 - 16:25:41

Although in numerous history texts it is stated that December 10, 1898, the day on which the Treaty of Peace between Spain and the United States of America was signed in Paris, marks the end of the war between those two states, that assertion does not have foundation from the formal legal point of view. ... more >>
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The secret agent
2018.02.13 - 17:32:25

When, in 1884, General Máximo Gómez was in the midst of a new plan for the independence of Cuba, he said: "The surest way to win is to know where, when and how the enemy comes to attack us. Let us try to ignore these three circumstances." ... more >>
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Santiago is Santiago, compay
2018.02.09 - 16:32:27

When it is affirmed that Santiago de Cuba is a fortunate land, reasons are not lacking, and to this reasoning the Santiago Aida Quintero argues that as rich and diverse as its history is its culture, as happy and rhythmic as its music is the city. As rebellious and hospitable as its streets are the people who inhabit it, filling it with traditions and light. ... more >>
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Romeo and Juliet the Cuban way
2018.01.30 - 16:48:37

The most luxurious pantheon of the Cemetery of Columbus of Havana, which was built at a cost of half a million dollars, keeps the embalmed remains of a beautiful Cuban woman of the early twentieth century, who was the protagonist with the great love of her life of one of the most stormy and exciting stories in the Cuban capital of the 1920s. ... more >>
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El Nacional: A Legendary Hotel
2018.01.15 - 17:20:00

On the night of December 30, 1930, the National Hotel of Cuba opened its doors to the world. Ladies and gentlemen, who dressed in the latest in international fashion, descended from the long row of luxurious cars. ... more >>
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The first woman doctor of Cuba
2018.01.03 - 15:38:29

Laura Martínez de Carvajal, who was born on August 27, 1869, was the first woman to graduate as a doctor in Cuba on July 15, 1889. It was an exceptional and, undoubtedly, unique case that a girl of well-off economic position, a daughter of Spaniards established in a relaxed social environment and with access to the most exclusive circles, endowed with beauty, interested in a profession in which they only expected hard sacrifices and permanent discrimination, as a result of the prejudices of the time. ... more >>
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Strolling through Havana II
2017.12.27 - 15:44:49

Curious and interesting stories encourage the origin of Havana streets like those of any city in the world. We return with other explanations to continue walking around Havana: ... more >>
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Strolling through Havana
2017.12.20 - 12:29:00

As in many parts of the world, the origin of street names almost always brings a story. Here we present the origin of some streets of the Cuban capital that are interesting, curious and surprising. ... more >>
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The heroic word mambí
2017.12.11 - 13:05:54

Where did the word mambí come from? It is used to denominate the insurgent who fought heroically against the Spanish domination. ... more >>
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Name of Havana streets
2017.12.06 - 19:13:09

Considering that many Havana streets were and still have names of nefarious characters in the history of Cuba; in 1928, and subsequently, it was agreed to replace them by those of personalities or facts that would have contributed, in the political, scientific, cultural, exalting values that would serve as examples for the future generations. ... more >>
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A naked battle
2017.11.17 - 16:42:25

History keeps hundreds of surprising anecdotes, and this is one of them by Colonel José Payán, a conscientious tactician, perhaps the most remarkable organizer of the Villaclara forces in the central zone of Cuba, as the facts of his model creation prove: the famous infantry that trained busily in Camagüey territory, and that in the open countryside fought and held twenty-eight combats during the apprenticeship period. ... more >>
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