Cuban Art Factory from factory in ruin to 100 best places in the world


The Cuban Art Factory has passed in just over five years of being a small experiment in a dilapidated industrial building to be according to the prestigious Time magazine among the 100 best places in the world in 2019, along with attractions such as Hearst Castle in California, Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar-Senegal, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung-Taiwan, Camp Adventure Ronnede–Denmark, Mata Ki Te Rangi International Dark Sky Sanctuary, Pitcairn-Islandsthe, Newseum in Washington or the Troy Museum in Turkey.

Cuban art factory

Cuban art factory

The FAC, turned an old cooking oil industry into a very quiet area of Havana in the center of Havana's nightlife and a compulsory attendance place for locals and tourists, some as famous as Michelle Obama , Madonna or the legendary Quincy Jones.

For Time magazine, the most interesting creators of the Cuban capital converge in a single space in the Cuban art factory, which makes this kind of entrepreneurial laboratory very attractive.

In a weekend there are 20 to 22 shows and thousands of visitors can be counted at the Factory. On The two levels there are rooms for photography, design and architecture exhibitions, cinemas and theater, dance floors, bars , a cafe and international cousine restaurant, next to "lounge" spaces where you can see and be seen.

The samples of contemporary art of its brick walls are the favorite of the "instagrammers" and the program, curated by renowned specialists and artists in every of the manifestations, offers something for everyone.

The FAC has also opened a space in the program of major events to the point that there is almost no fair, contest or festival that is not a branch, including some events very prestigious as the Biennial of Art, the Havana Film Festival, the Ballet Festival or the Jazz Festival.

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Written by Luis Herrera
I am Luis. I was born and raised in Nuevo Vedado in Havana, and I love my city! I want to share all the great things that my hometown has to offer and leave you with insider information you will only get from a true local and lover of Havana. The tour I am offering is for people who have limited time but want to gain a genuine feel for Havana, without missing the top attraction. Variety (never routine!) is a key part of keeping things interesting and fun. So with me, you will find my tour is fresh and flexible. As a guide, I love to learn what interests you so my tour can engage and leave you with a real feel for my city. I love meeting peo... Read more

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