ALL TONES OF CUBA – DISTINCTIVNESS OF THE CUBAN ARCHITECTURE
Cuban architecture is distinctive and characteristic, as history of this amazing country itself. Colorful landscapes and strong contrasts reflect not only through visual impression, but cultural, social and political history. The architecture of Cuba is the same as its past – imaginative, unusual, different and specific.
During your stay in Cuba, you can see the strong forms of past times in the form of old colonial buildings that are symbols of the previous époques, standing just near the new age architecture – skyscrapers. As you observe Cuban architecture and urbanism, you will notice how former regulations create ambient and unique spaces and once again feel like you stepped into a time machine. Major cities such as Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Matanzas and Trinidad, which were built in the early history of Cuba, followed the Regulation of the Spanish King Philip II, issued in 1573. These regulations prescribed that the Cathedral, the administrative office buildings and the Palace of Governors occupy all four sides of the central square. Cities are placed according to orthogonal networks that have formed the city streets, in case of sudden incensement of the population. The concept is proposed in way which allows expansion of the city.