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Havana History CubaHavana History - In 1515 Conquistador Diego Velazquez de Cuellar founded Havana. It was the first town ever in Cuba. It was on the southern coast of the Island, but he moved it to its current location in the year 1519.

In 1607 Havana became the capital of the Spanish Colony of Cuba. It used to only be a trading port, but after it became the capital it turned into a main port of the Spanish colonies in the world.

The year 1538 saw Havana burnt by the buccaneers. This city also suffered from widespread looting in the years 1553 and 1555.

When Great Britain took over the city in 1762 it opened the port to free trade. Later it exhanged Havana for Florida the very next year. When the Spanish rule took over again they made it well protected, the most so of all the cities in the Americas.

When Prohibition in the Untied States was happening during the 1920’s Havana was becoming a very popular Vacation Spot for the Americans. The nightclubs and gambling was rampant during those times but in the year 1959 they were closed down. .

Old Havana preserves a wealth of Spanish Colonial architecture, and is a
Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with much in the way of Spanish Colonial Architecture.

With the Jose Mari International Airport, Havana's International airport making air travel as simple as it has, the city of Havana has once again become a popular tourist destination to people from all over the world. They visit sometimes on a regular basis. There are many things to see and do and a lot of cultural heritage and history in Havana Cuba. People from all over the world visit Havana again and again and 2.2 million people call it their wonderful home.

 

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