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PHOTOS: Discover Havana's cultural heritage

View Local 10 News exclusive photos from recent trip to Cuba

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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.

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Cuba's eclectic architecture remains striking despite decay

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 >

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Despite Communist rule, churches remain an icon

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 >

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People watching in the streets of Havana Vieja

Colorful people frame a lively scene full of transportation ingenuity and entrepreneurship in Havana, Cuba. VIEW PHOTOS >