Concert and fireworks: Havana celebrates 500 anniversary

Концерт и фейерверки: Гавана отмечает 500-летний юбилей

At the Capitol, Havana hosted a great colorful concert in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Cuban capital. Power was invited to the celebrations of 5000 guests. Thousands of Cubans watched the holiday, being on the other side of the fence.

Havana was founded by Spanish settlers on November 16, 1519. At the beginning of the last century it became the capital of Cuba. The old part of the city is an architectural gem of the country and is included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

Official celebrations started in Havana, Cuba with the visit of kings of Spain. For the gala concert also invited high-ranking officials from different countries.