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Havana, a splendid architectural rainbow

The influence of different styles and cultures can be seen in the colonial architecture of Havana, with a wide range of Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Roman.

Havana is unique because of its unique rhythmic arcades built largely by Spanish immigrants. Many interior patios remain similar to the designs of Seville, Cádiz and Granada.

Neo-classicism affected all the buildings built in Havana in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and today can be seen throughout the city.

At the turn of the twentieth century, large buildings were built with the international influences of art nouveau, art deco and eclectic. Read more...