The Atlas Obscura Guide To Cuba
33 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Cuba
Updated May 16, 2023
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Stories About Cuba
Bacardi's Head Honcho Once Tried to Bomb Castro's Cuba
After many a misadventure, his warplane is on display today.
by Anne Ewbank
To Save a Rare Cuban Bat, Biologists Conducted a Census by Pedicure
Studying the highly endangered species requires a little colorful creativity.
by Sabrina Imbler
Mazel Tov: Cuba’s First Jewish Cemetery Gets an Overdue Makeover
As Havana prepares to celebrate 500 years as the country’s capital, the 109-year-old site is coming back to life.
by Jonathan Carey
When Georgia Shrimpers Hauled Cuban Refugees
How a standoff with Castro knocked a hole in the shrimping village of Thunderbolt.
by Alexandra Marvar
Cuba's National Art Schools Are an Unfinished Masterpiece
The designs fell out of favor before construction was completed.
by Sarah Laskow
Inside an Abandoned Panopticon Prison in Cuba
The striking Presidio Modelo once housed Fidel Castro.
by Tod Seelie
Exploring Cuba, Guided by Graham Greene
'Our Man in Havana' was published at the end of 1958, and much of the city it describes remains intact.
by Luke Spencer