We will start our journey facing the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a fortress from the XVI Century, on whose tower we can see the Giraldilla, icon of Havana City, inspired on the first and only female governor of the island. We will visit the main squares of Old Havana, and also other interesting places in the most ancient part of the city, among them Habana 1791, known as “Casa del perfume” (Perfume House). This charming museum-shop where the perfumes are produced by handmade distillery of aromatic plants, offer the customers, among other services, the possibility to buy a personalized perfume. Moreover, in one of the rooms surrounding the yard, they are in exhibition photographs of some of our great renowned ladies, which constitute a perfect complement to the stories. We shall finish the walk in the Gran Teatro de la Habana, which nowadays has the name of our Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso, the director of the Cuban National Ballet. During the trajectory I will tell you legends, love stories and interesting information about the women that influenced our History and culture.
To do my thesis for my degree on Art History, I studied the magazines devoted to the women in the first half of the XX century, and in first decades after the triumph of the revolution on 1959. All these magazines, together whit several articles from gender perspective, revealed me interesting aspects related to the history and imaginary of Cuban women, as well as many details and facts forgotten by Cuban History that I would like to share with you. Then I would have the opportunity to offer you another view of the History and culture of the city and the Cuban nation.
A little bottle of water or soft drink
This experience will take place in the Historic Center of Old Havana, the most ancient part of Havana Province. It was the unique space that covered the city during the first colonial centuries, and preserves the fortresses and other impressive ancient monuments, which makes it one of the richest colonial cities of Latin America and for that reason it has been given the status of World Heritage Site.
Women that Made History