Fort in Habana del Este

Torreón de Cojímar

Overlooking the harbor is an old Spanish fort (1649) presently occupied by the Cuban Coast Guard. It was the first fortification taken by the British when they attacked Havana from the rear in 1762. Next to this tow…
Area in Habana del Este


East across the river from Cojímar is a large housing estate of prefabricated apartment blocks built from 1971 by micro brigadas (small armies of workers who built post-revolution housing). This is the birthplace of…
Stadium in Habana del Este

Estadio Panamericano

Built for the 1991 Pan American Games, this shabby stadium was fitted with a new athletics track in 2008, though it still looks neglected and unloved. It’s supposed to hold 50,000, although 34,000 is quoted as the c…