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NOV 2016 INCLUDING GUIDE TO THE BEST PLACES TO EAT, DRINK, DANCE AND STAY IN HAVANA

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LA HABANA.COM is an independent platform, which seeks to showcase the best in Cuba arts & culture, life-style, sport, travel and much more... We seek to explore Cuba through the eyes of the best writers, photographers and filmmakers, both Cuban and international, who live work, travel and play in Cuba. Beautiful pictures, great videos, opinionated reviews, insightful articles and inside tips.

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HAVANA GUIDE The ultimate guide to Havana with detailed reviews of where to eat, drink, dance, shop, visit and play. Unique insights to the place that a gregarious, passionate and proud people call home.

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E D I TO R I A L Despite the passage of time, Havana continues to lure its visitors—perhaps now even more. Our November issue is dedicated to Havana on its 497th anniversary, from its architecture, famous landmarks or curiosities down to the outgoing, unique habaneros who give the city its style and its character. Founded on November 16, 1519 by the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in the shade of a ceiba tree right across the bay, Havana impatiently awaits for its halfmillennium anniversary in 2019. But right now, if you’re are in Havana this month, we invite you to join the Habaneros who, on the strike of midnight, November 15, head down to El Templete and walk three times round the ceiba while throwing a coin on every turn and making a wish. The International Ballet Festival continues until November 6 and the International Contemporary Music Festival takes center stage from November 12 to 20. If you’re a salsa fan, don’t miss the 11th World Meeting of Casino and Salsa Dancers, November 20-26, from lessons for beginners and advanced learners, to nightly concerts at Salón Rosado de La Tropical where the best Cuban salsa bands will be performing.

The La Patria Grande Rock Festival, featuring heavy metal, contemporary fusion and alternative rock, will be held in several provinces including Havana, while the traditional dance and music Beny Moré and Cuba-Danzón festivals will take place in Cienfuegos and Santa Isabel de las Lajas, and the city of Matanzas, respectively. Noviembre Fotográfico is a month-long display of the best photography being made on the Island while Arte y Moda shows how art inspires Cuban fashion designers. Get your running shoes ready because you have little more than two weeks to get all set for the 2016 Marabana Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, November 20, 7am start. And if you want to know what the race is like, we suggest you read Run, Charlie, Run in this issue. From art to photography, music, fashion or dance, November really does have something for everyone and is a reminder of just what a cosmopolitan, cultured and simply great place Havana is. Abrazos! The LaHabana.com Team NOV 2016

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