VIDEO: Going Local in Havana, Cuba, Part 2: Artsy Havana


This is the second post in video contributor Kelley Ferro’s two-part video series on Cuba. The first part is available here.

Havana is brimming with artists, so it’s no wonder that there’s art everywhere you turn. From painted public murals, to workshop galleries where you can see the artist’s work, to live jazz on the street—art is the pulse of the city. My 48-hour trip allowed me to dive right into the Cuban rhythm as our local guides introduced us to both historical architecture and modern artist collectives around the city. My group was even welcomed in the home of a famous young artist who shed light not only on the art scene in Cuba but on what it’s like to be a young person in Cuba right now.

In part 1: Local Life in Cuba.


For more on guided travel in Cuba, visit USTOA.com. For more on the specific itineraries and guides from Kelley’s video, check out cubatravelservices.com.

Kelley Ferro

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Kelley Ferro
Kelley is an award-winning TV personality, experienced travel journalist & social media influencer. Obsessed with world travel (and Indiana Jones) since childhood, she parlayed that passion into her career, starting at 19 as a National Geographic intern. She went on to be the Director of Tripfilms.com, and now she is the producer & host of several web series, which feature hotels, tours and destinations across the globe. Her shows focus on the local experience, the world’s best hotels and the best in every destination. Join her on her jetsetting adventures via Kelley Ferro’s YouTube channel, or her Instagram.

1 Comment on "VIDEO: Going Local in Havana, Cuba, Part 2: Artsy Havana"

  1. I wish I could put it sublimely into words, but I’m not a writer.

    What I hate about posts like this is describing Cuba as some kind of tourist destination and we visit to look at its art and architecture.

    This is a people enslaved by its government. There is no freedom of press, freedom of movement, freedom of association. Lives have been lost for merely speaking out against the govt.

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