History of Havana, Cuba 

 

The history of Havana, Cuba recognizes as date of foundation the 16th of November of 1519, when the Spanish conqueror Diego Velázquez - in the name of the Kings of Spain - established its third and definitive settlement, the present one.

Havana resurfaced on several occasions from the rubble and ashes that were occasionally reduced by French pirates and corsairs during the first half of the XVI century, that´s why the Spanish Crown decided to build military defenses at the entrance of Havana bay and in strategic places and make it the best defended city of the New World.
 

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