Main Attractions in Havana – Picture Post

The best attractions we went to in Havana were Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the Havana Club Museum and the Revolution Museum.

The front entry to the fort.

The front entry to the fort.

Climbing the turret.

Climbing the turret.

The moat on the back side of the Fort.

The moat on the back side of the Fort.

Giant model of Santissima Trinidad, which was built in Havana in 1768 and had more guns than any other ship during the age of sail. Lost during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. One side of the model was cut away to show the inside of the ship and had many figures depicting scenes of ship board life inside.

The model of a modern rum plant complete with running train.

The model of a modern rum plant complete with running train.


Mooky getting a better look at the Model.  He made the tour guide give him a second look at the train.

Mooky getting a better look at the train model. He made the tour guide give him a second look at the train. The second time around he had already figured out where the switches were to turn the train on and off.

A Cuban chess player.  As part of school, children who show promise at chess get to play chess instead of gym.  He beat me.

A Cuban chess player. As part of school, children who show promise at chess get to play instead of gym. He beat me.

Monument to the Granma which is stored inside the building.  Around it are paraphernalia from the revolution.

Monument to the Granma which is stored inside the building. Around it are paraphernalia from the revolution.

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The bread truck used by Fidel during an attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba in 1953.

These are holes made by the bullets after they passed through the truck.

These are holes made by the bullets after they passed through the truck.

Mooky checking out the planes.

Mooky checking out the planes used during the revolution.

Museum's in Cuba are way more hands on and interactive than in Canada.  The boys love tinkering with the euqipment on display.

Museum’s in Cuba are way more hands on and interactive than in Canada. The boys love tinkering with the euqipment on display.

The missile and the engine of the U2 spy plane shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The missile and the engine of the U2 spy plane shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Grand stair case of the Presidential Palace.

Grand stair case of the Presidential Palace.

Central courtyard of the Presidential Palace

Central courtyard of the Presidential Palace

Batista's office in the Presidential Palace.

Batista’s office in the Presidential Palace.

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