It was founded by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century, who used its strategic location as a gathering point for their Spanish conquest.
Havana is now known for its architecture and a breezy, "forgotten by time" atmosphere.
People Born in Havana
Havana in People's Lives
Anais Nin: My mother sent me to Havana in 1923, after I fell in love with a man that she disapproved of. Her hopes were that I would meet a wealthy Cuban suitor and that my lover would forget about me, but instead, he followed me to Havana and we were married there.
Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra: I was sent to this city by the Spanish Navy in 1784, while really wanting to be in Spain.