HAVANA – During a recent visit to Havana, Cuba, Local 10 News stepped away from the luxury resorts and golf courses and into the lure of the cultural treasure that is Havana Vieja. From its architecture to its colorful people, the tourist destination has a rough-hewn character coming from the patina of a complex history.
A mix of Spanish-Moorish, mid-colonial Baroque and Art Deco architectural styles have developed a unique cityscape over the last 600 years. VIEW PHOTOS >
- Slide show: Touring Havana: Statues and monuments
- Cubans allow U.S. foundation to restore Ernest Hemingway's house
The Roman Catholic churches built during Spanish rule stand majestic in Havana, despite Fidel Castro's Marxist-Leninist rule. Some are preparing for Pope Francis announced visit to Havana later this year. VIEW PHOTOS >
Colorful people frame a lively scene full of transportation ingenuity and entrepreneurship in Havana, Cuba. VIEW PHOTOS >