The 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana

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What are the 5 best places for cocktails and tapas in Havana? What are the 5 best shops for cigars and rum? And where are the 5 best places to take souvenir photos? The 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana reveals these good-to-know addresses and many more. It’s an affectionate guide to the city, written by Magalie Raman, who knows the city intimately. She has selected places and details that few people know, like a paladar with traditional Cuban food on the menu and lots of locally created artworks on the walls, the studio of a talented photographer where you can buy iconic images of Havana in the fifties, or a library that’s housed in an art deco building with a central patio full of lush greenery. This is a book for visitors who want to avoid the usual tourist spots and for residents who are keen to track down the city’s best-kept secrets.

Magalie Raman has been travelling to Cuba back and forth for the past ten years, to visit her family there. She’s always looking for new hidden secrets in the country she’s gotten to know so well. Photographer Roel Hendrickx has fallen in love with Havana through his lens, and managed to capture the city’s authenticity perfectly.