President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters are on a historic three-day visit to Cuba.
The visit marks a historic moment in American-Cuban relations, as Obama’s visit is the first time a US president has visited Cuba in 88 years, the first time since President Calvin Coolidge visited in 1928.
During his speech at the newly re-opened American embassy to Cuba, Obama said it was “wonderful to be here.”
“Back in 1928, President [Calvin] Coolidge came on a battleship. It took him three days to get here – it only took me three hours. For the first time ever, Air Force One has landed in Cuba and this is our very first stop,” Obama said during his press conference.
The Obamas later visited Havana’s old town, where tropical rainfall made the visit look particularly atmospheric and beautiful.
Many Cubans were keen to catch a glimpse of the president.