Hotel Meson de la Flota, Havana, Cuba, on Mercaderes street, a few steps from the Old Square, the Meson de la Flota keeps the legends of the Galeon fleets in Havana.
The Inn has five comfortable rooms and an 80-seat restaurant, following the old tradition of providing a place to sleep on the upper floors and a place to eat on the ground floor. The whole place is decorated with sea motifs, with small replicas of old vessels. The grace and passion of a flamenco "tablao" invites you to enjoy the city at night.
Havana city, Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982.
Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defence of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.