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Casa La Reserva - Owner interview

You can book your stay at Casa La Reserva with NovelaCuba. At whose house?Thomas Verwarcht. Thomas is a Belgian architect. Where?In the Vedado. And how?Thomas welcomes you to his dream house as an architect. The spirit of the houseIf Casa La Reserva were a person… for Thomas “it would be an old lady who has […]

National Ballet of Cuba: An Unthinkable Dream in the Caribbean

A big dream come true: the creation of a classical ballet company on a small Caribbean island is celebrated every year on October 28th. The calendar travels backwards, it stops on this day of the tenth month of the year 1948… and the memory emerges: Alicia, Fernando and Alberto Alonso, the trilogy of the convinced […]

7 Reasons to Rent a Car in Cuba

Renting a car in Cuba does not work the same way as anywhere else in the world. Here are our tips to take the road with peace of mind! Because Cuba is first and foremost a huge favorite, at Novela Cuba we wanted to save you time thanks to our experience in the field and […]

Cuba at the casa particular - discover the casas particulares

How to recognize a casa particular?A casa particular is an accommodation in a private house or in the home of the local people. The activity of casas particulares requires a license that is indicated for each accommodation by a blue logo (see photo). When the logo is red, it means that the license only allows […]

A Cultural Journey: Exploring the heart of Cuba >

Los VAN VAN … A School of Cuban Stars

With its unusual format that combines trombones, strings, flutes with traditional instruments; and the original arrangements that have been made since its creation, the mythical Cuban group baptized as Los Van Van, over these 50 years of artistic life, has trapped with its Cuban energy the public of Latin America, the United States of America, […]

National Theater of Cuba; Art in Plural

With a modern and singular design, one of the buildings that guards the Revolution Square of Havana is the National Theater of Cuba. The laying of the first stone took place in 1952, but it was not till September 3rd, 1979, that it was officially inaugurated, on the occasion of a gala for the Sixth […]

Luis Enrique Camejo, Spiritual/Real Cities

Luis Enrique Camejo was born in 1971, in Pinar del Rio. Between the years 1983 and 1996, he studied at the School of Arts in his native city, the National School of Art (ENA), and the Superior Institute of Art (ISA). The works of this artist could be described in numerous different words. His creativity, […]

A Journey of Hospitality: the Lives of B&B Owners >

Casa El Porry - Owner interview

You can book your stay at Casa El Porry with NovelaCuba. Whose house?Ricardo Corrales, known as El Porry, who lives with his wife and their two teenage daughters in the house next door. El Porry likes to work in the fields and cook. Where?In Viñales. And how?“We don’t see the customer as someone who just […]

Casa del Puerto - Owner interview

You can book your stay at Casa del Puerto with NovelaCuba. At whose house?Jean-Philippe Fletgen. Where?Next to Havana harbour, in Old Havana.The house is located 2 minutes from Havana Bay, 5 minutes from the Plaza Vieja near the San José artisanal market and the Alameda de Paula, which was the first maritime passage of the […]

Casa Colonial la Paloma - Owner interview

At whose house?Luis Enrique Perez Rivero and Kenia. Where?The house was built in 1875, in front of the central square José Martí, where the first telephone centre of the city was established. Favourite placeThe living room, as it has large windows overlooking the square and letting in the breeze. Special featuresIf we had to give […]

Journey off the Beaten Path: Cuba by Car >

Rent a car in Cuba

Renting a car in Cuba does not work the same way as elsewhere in the world. Here are our tips to travel with peace of mind! How to make the right choice? Which Cuban car rental company to choose? First specificity: do not expect to find in Cuba the usual international car rental companies (Avis, […]

7 Reasons to Rent a Car in Cuba

Renting a car in Cuba does not work the same way as anywhere else in the world. Here are our tips to take the road with peace of mind! Because Cuba is first and foremost a huge favorite, at Novela Cuba we wanted to save you time thanks to our experience in the field and […]

Car rental Cuba with driver

Cuba is one of those rare destinations where it is possible to rent a car with a driver. An old-fashioned luxury that flirts with the nostalgia of old American cars and the change of scenery of a certain Latino elsewhere. Let Novela Cuba take the wheel for you! Car rental with driver in Cuba Let’s […]


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Ever Fonseca: a Painter jigüe?

At first sight, when we look at the artist´s play, the color appears catching us in a weave of shapes and colors. Later on, going inside the varied germinations that cover his paintings, we just walk on solid ground through this natural maze where the true sense of the peculiar language of the Cuban and […]

Nelson Dominguez, Fossils of the Memory

In front of the work of Nelson Dominguez (painter, draftsman, illustrator, engraver, ceramist and sculptor), National Prize of the Plastic Arts 2009, we have the unequivocal impression of being before something original, unique; something unbeatable beyond the meaning that the style seems to have in art. Since he understood from the beginning that in this […]

The Sonorous Magic of ARS LONGA

(The renowned music group has its house at the temple of the of the ancient Real Hospital of San Francisco de Paula, Alameda de Paula, in Old Havana) The Conjunto de Música Antigua Ars Longa is different; although it scrabbles in the sonorous legacy of yesteryear, it doesn’t do musical archaeology. Its presentations trap the […]

Los VAN VAN … A School of Cuban Stars

With its unusual format that combines trombones, strings, flutes with traditional instruments; and the original arrangements that have been made since its creation, the mythical Cuban group baptized as Los Van Van, over these 50 years of artistic life, has trapped with its Cuban energy the public of Latin America, the United States of America, […]

Hemingway Museum: The Refuge of the Writer

In the hamlet of San Francisco de Paula lies a museological jewel of Havana, Cuba: Finca Vigía, the residence of the famous writer, where the marks of his life are safeguarded. In the house everything froze and remained in its place, as things were when the writer was around. Only the marks and the order […]

Jilma Madera… The Author of the Christ of Havana

Since Art has the magic to catch for the eternity the expression/impression of the creator, it would be enough to mention three of the works of the Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera (Pinar del Río, 1915-Havana, 2000) to refer to that artistic marks that exist to immortalize her: The Christ of Havana; the monument to José […]

Acosta Dance Company… making a big impact on the stage

Since his stage debut (Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, on April 8th, 2016) the Acosta Dance Company is integrated by dancers of different academic backgrounds, and its objective is to produce dance shows in accordance with the most modern notions developed in the world, not only in the matter of movement of the […]

Napoleon in Havana?

The history of Napoleon Bonaparte and the history of the French army are confused in one. To follow the apogee’s trace of the Emperor’s life equals seeing him leading the military campaigns, and assisting to the origins of the Great Army. This army grew excessively: in Austerlitz, Napoleon had 72 thousand soldiers; in Wagram he […]

Jose Villa, the Author of the John Lennon of Havana

The creative talent of the artist has mixed over time with cultural roots of different places of the world, showing always the Cuban identity as a protagonist; that is the reason why he is so universal. In addition, he has worked both the figurative art and the abstraction, with everything that is brought by his […]

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