Havana has inherited much of Spanish colonial architecture. She is a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities.
Its architecture was spared the ravages of modernism and buildings, the colors faded by time, are evidence of the splendor of Spanish influence. This does not prevent a party from the city, not restored, to be in a state of disrepair. The ancient palace of the colonial aristocracy are occupied by poor families who can not afford to maintain them. This reflects the current economic reality of the island caused in part by the American blockade established February 7, 1962.
The city is on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Malecon is a road that runs along the coast. It is on the other side of the street facades of buildings in pastel, faded by the sun and sea air. Like all of the early twentieth century, these houses have two or three floors and a balcony, all in the most diverse styles.
Havana remembers its strongholds and its rampart erected in the seventeenth century pediment sea.