Importance Of Tourism In Cuba, Cuban, Cuba

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Havana, Cuba
Attraction to Havana Havana, Cuba: a city that seems as though it is untouched by the modernities of the Western world. From the 1950s, Art Deco, Spanish colonial, Soviet-era architecture, to the musky smell of tobacco throughout the streets of Habana Vieja (Old Havana), the city has been attracting tourists since the dawn of time. The rich history of the island itself has been forever encapsulated within its walls. Visitors flock to the city to get a taste of the vibrant Cuban culture. One key reason travelers visit the city is the delightful cuisine that has been provided by generations and generations of Cuban families. The variety of Cuban cuisine never ends: from street vendors selling “cajitas” (food boxes) stuffed with mojo pork for $1.50, to a steak and tostones (fried plantains) meal fit for royals (most recently, Barack Obama) at Palador San Cristobal, an antique yet glitzy establishment. After an authentic Cuban meal, tourists enjoy smoking a notorious hand-rolled Cuban cigar or sipping sugar cane juice, two major crops of the island. Cuba is globally known for its music. Salsa, rumba, and mambo, can be heard from anywhere in Havana, whether it be from locals playing their instruments in the streets, or while passing by one of Havana’s many nightclubs such as Cabaret Tropicana. Another main attraction of Havana is the plethora of vintage American cars that flood the streets of the city. Due to the U.S. Embargo in 1960, the
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