500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF HAVANA


500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF HAVANA
  • From: 2019-10-29      Up to: 2019-12-29
  • Location: Havana

Meliá Cuba invites you to join in the celebrations for Havana’s 500th Anniversary. A wide variety of activities will take place all over the Cuban capital.
Havana, 500 years with you... come celebrate with us!

PROGRAM
- Presentation by the Cuban National Ballet
Place: Gran Teatro de La Habana, Sala García Lorca
On 1, 2, 3 and 7, 8, 9 and 10 November

- Havana Festival +
On 1, 2 and 3 November

- First performance by bands and symphony orchestras in Havana and in other parts of the country of a compilation of works dedicated to Havana composed by important orchestrators.
On During the whole month of November

- Retrospective on the presence of Havana in Cuban cinema.
Place: Cuban Cinematheque
Address: Avenida 23 with Calle 10 and Calle 12, Vedado
On From 4 to 7 November
Place: National Museum of Fine Arts
On From 6 to 8 November, 10.00 a.m.
- Concert by art school students performing works by Havana composers.
Place: Sala Covarrubias in the Teatro Nacional de Cuba.
Time: 8.30 p.m.
Address: Avenida Paseo and 39

- Presentation by the National Folkloric Ensemble
Place: Teatro Mella
On 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 November
Address: Calle Línea and Calle A, Vedado

- Fashion Week
Place: Trade Fair Centre, Calle Línea
On From 8 to 19 November
- A la sombra de la ceiba (In the shade of the ceiba tree), by Odín Teatro
Place: Vicente Revuelta Cultural Centre
On 13, 14 and 15 November
Address: Calle Línea between streets D and E (Casona de Línea)

- Fashion Art Project
Place: National Museum of Fine Arts. Cuban Art Building.
On From 13 to 17 November
- One-off presentation by St Petersburg Ballet and opening of the exhibition
Place: Teatro Nacional de Cuba, Sala Avellaneda
On 15, 4.00 p.m. Exhibition opening, 5.00 p.m. Ballet presentation
Address: Avenida Paseo and 39

- Habana at Night
Shows at five points along the Malecon to celebrate 500 years (ARTEX, Fuente de la Juventud—Fountain of Youth—EGREM, G and 1ra.)
- Obispo street celebrates its history in style: Obispo street comes alive with presentations by traditional music groups, living statues and cultural initiatives.

- Launch of the books Libro 500 and La Habana volando alto at Sábado del Libro and of the magazine Habana Hoy 500, with the winners of the “Havana Plastic Art and Literature Contest”.
Time: 11.00 a.m.

- Van Van Concert
Place: 23 and P, Vedado

- Artistic Gala for the City’s 500th Anniversary
Place: Staircase of the National Capitol Building
Address: Prado and Industria
From 21 to 24 November
Irene Rodríguez Company
Place: Gran Teatro de La Habana
On 22, 23 and 24 November
Place: El Reino de Este Mundo Gallery - José Martí National Library
Spanish Ballet of Cuba
Place: Gran Teatro de La Habana
On  29, 30 and 31 November
- November photos
Place: Cuban Photo Library (Plaza Vieja)
Open from 1 to 6 December

- Bibliographic exhibition of the urban and architectural development of Havana
Place: José Martí National Library, 3rd floor
(In December)

- Presentation of a CD of Havana composers performed by the ISA Orchestra  
Place: Oratory of San Felipe Neri
On From 1 to 15 December
Premiere of the feature film Casal, by Jorge Luis Sánchez.
Place: Cinemas with premieres
On From 5 to 12 December
Place: Gran Teatro de La Habana
On 6, 7 and 8 December
From 7 to 23 December
Place: Gran Teatro de La Habana
On 13, 14 and 15 December
Place: Gran Teatro de La Habana
On 19, 20, 21, 22 and 26, 27, 28 and 29 December