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Alumni Travel Reading: The Art & Culture of Cuba/Explore Cuba

La Revolución

Havana

Cathedral in Havana. Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

Travel & Memoir

Havana

Old Havana Series.  Photographed by Nick Kenrick. Obtained with Creative Commons on flickr.

Cuba: Art & Culture

Old Square in Havanna. Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

There has been plenty to read about Cuba ever since getting there became more difficult for Americans. Here are a few suggestions of works published in the new century that can provide some context for the first-time visitor.

Bibliographer

Selected and Annotated By:

Joseph Holub
Librarian for Spain, Portugal, and Latin America
holub @ pobox.upenn.edu
 

Website Edited By:

Kelsey LeClair
Specialist in Classical Studies
Administrative Assistant, Penn Libraries
kleclair @ pobox.upenn.edu
 

For more information about this and other excursions, visit Penn Alumni Travel.

CBS News: The Story of Modern Cuba

The Story of Modern Cuba, CBS News. 2014.

An in-depth look at Cuba's history, current societal and political policies, and hopes for its future.

Watch the documentary in its entirety below, as provided by YouTube.

The Architecture of Havana

Art

Trinidad

Trinidad, by bernachoc.

Cienfuegos

Football in the streets of Cienfuegos, Cuba, by Roger.

Classic Cars

Classic cars in Havana. Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

Classic Cars.  Photogaphed by Gary Balding.  Obtained with Creative Commons on flickr.

Cuban History & Culture