Taller-Estudio José Fuster
Where does art go after Gaudí and Picasso? For a hint, head west from central Havana to Jaimanitas, where Cuban artist José Fuster (b...
Pabexpo , a 20,000 sq meters of exhibition space in four interconnecting pavilions, hosts about 15 trade shows a year.
Havana’s premier marina was constructed in 1953 in the small coastal community of Santa Fe. After the Revolution it was nationalized and...
Havana gets swanky at this memorable restaurant set in an elegant converted colonial mansion in the leafy neighborhood of Flores. Dine...
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Club Habana information
This fabulously eclectic 1928 mansion in Flores once housed the Havana Biltmore Yacht & Country Club. These days the history of the establishment seems to have swung full circle and it is again a popular hangout for foreign correspondents and diplomats. The club has its own beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, bar, boutiques and health club. Annual membership is CUC$1500, but should you wish to hobnob spontaneously with the high and mighty, you can get a daily pass for CUC$20.
In the 1950s the establishment gained brief notoriety when it famously denied entry to Cuban president Fulgencio Batista on the grounds that he was ‘black.’ Castro had better luck when he dropped by for dinner some 30 years later and the club remains one of the few places where he dined in public.