The Soviet architectural legacy
One of the things we absolutely loved about Cuba was the Soviet era architecture.
It dominants the skyline in Havana, as well as some residences and government buildings in Varadero. The Cubans have added a Caribbean flavour to the Brutalist and Modernist structures with bold pastel colours.
Below are some of the photos of our favourite buildings from the capital and the seaside resort of Varadero.
Cuba’s architectural history
We spent a lot of our time in Cuba in shock, which we will explain in another post soon. Unfortunately this didn’t leave us much time to investigate the history of the island’s architecture. However as soon as we were able to access the internet more regularly we were on it! We couldn’t get enough of blog posts and forums about visiting Cuba. We wanted to see how our experience compared with others and to find out more about the history of the country.
Through my internet trawl I found this very interesting article. It looks at the architectural revolution Cuba has been through, and takes you inside some of the Soviet influenced mammoths we only saw from the outside.
Cuba article coming soon!