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Eusebio Leal: the man who saved Havana.

August 10, 2020

Not many people outside of Cuba would recognise the name Eusebio Leal. But as the Havana City Historian and director of the city’s restoration program, has was responsible for transforming the crumbling capital into the stunning UNESCO site it is today.

So, if you have had the pleasure of exploring Havana, then you have inadvertently paid tribute to the incredible work of Mr Leal. From the beautifully restored baroque churches to art nouveau mansions. And from the cobbled streets to lively plazas, the passionate historian is behind it all.

To find out more about the fascinating story of Eusebio Leal’s life and work, read this excellent article. Or would you like to visit Cuba and experience the glory of La Habana Vieja firsthand? Then, talk to one of our Travel Specialists today!