Havana’s Neighborhoods – Havana and its contrasts

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Havana’s Neigbhgorhoods – Havana and its contrasts.

Havana’s Neighborhoods are very different one to another

Today I’m talking about one of the neighborhoods of the city that is not promoted in the tourist routes.

The settlement “El Fanguito”.

First of all,  “El Fanguito”  is  Located on the margins of the Rio Almendares in the middle of the limits of El Vedado and Miramar, residential districts.

El Fanguito began to be populated in 1935 by Cuban immigrants who left their provinces to settle in Havana.

Most importantly,  with a lot of imagination and scarce resources, each one has built a space to live without the advice of an architect or engineer.

Therefore, small plank houses that kiss each other in visible disrepair.

Also according to the economic possibilities of the families.

Finally, we can hear sticky melodies, the drums of some hint of the saint or stumble upon a rustic table where a lively game of dominoes is celebrated.

Its people are dedicated to the “day after day”.  Consequently leaving and back to the neighborhood aware that it is impossible to mix poverty with glamour.

El Fanguito, hosts thousands of people and furthermore does not stop the illegal landing of new settlers.


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