Christensen Family

Christensen Family

Friday, March 31, 2017

Cuba Day 3

Breakfast at the bed and breakfast-beautiful view!
 El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in HavanaCuba, was the organization of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

We got to ride in this awesome convertible!

Views from El Morro across the bay looking at Havana.

El Cristo de la Habana
Planes outside El Morro

Inside El Morro

Castillo de la Real Fuerza

Views from the Castillo de la Real Fuerza

Cool paintings on the wall
La Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepción Inmaculada de La Habana

All the beautiful colors on the streets
Paseo del Prado
Dinner at an Italian Restaurant

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cuba Day 2

Breakfast on the veranda of our bed and breakfast
Tank in the road right outside our bed and breakfast
Museum of the Revolution 
Che Guevara , Fidel Castro and Camilo Cienfuegos 

They were restoring the beautiful ballroom in the museum

Part of the restoration process is to painstakingly brush new gold leafing on all of the spots that had gold on them.
Ceiling in the atrium of the museum


Outside of the museum we a bunch of tanks, planes and trucks that were used for the revolution 

Then we did a hop on hop off bus tour of Havana

Che Guevara
Camilo Cienfuegos 

Jose Martin Memorial

We went up inside the Jose Martin Memorial.  There was this huge AC unit at the top.  We had to take a picture to show Grammy.  She needs one of these in her bedroom.
Looking out of the memorial
Views of Havana from the memorial

Awesome classic cars

Waiting for the hop on hop off bus
Colon Cemetery in Havana

Cool architecture that we saw from the bus

Street men that were dressed as statues

Latin dancing in the square that we were eating lunch.  There was also a parade that came by while we were eating lunch, but we didn't get any pictures.

Yummy churro stand
From Katie's journal:
We ate a delicious breakfast of fruit, eggs, and a biscuit sandwich with tomato and ham.  The we went to the Revolutionary Museum.  We learned about the revolutionists Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and Camilo Cienfuegos.  Castro always wore a army hat, Che a beret, and Camilo a cowboy hat. At the end of the museum, there were a bunch of planes, care, tanks and missiles and 2 boats that were used during the revolution.  Then we hope on the "Habana Hop-on/Hop-off Bus". The bus took us to the the Jose Martin Monument.  We went the 14th floor of the monument and could see all of Havana.  There was a great view of all the ocean and could see coast to coast. Afterwards we went to a Catholic cemetery.  there was a small church in the center with beautiful stain glass windows.  All of the crypts were made of marble and some people were buried in huge mausoleums.  There were so many statues too. Everything was white too. Next we got back on the bus for an hour and a half and saw the city from the top of the bus. We went to dinner and got some yummy chocolate covered churros.