The XXI Habanos Festival Pays Tribute to Havana on Its 500th Anniversary

– The Habanois a symbol of tradition and exclusivity and its history has always been very closelytiedto the cityfrom which it takesits name, Havana

Havana is celebrating its500th anniversarythis year, and the history of the Habano is closely tied to this city, from which it takes its name. The history of the Habano extends all over the Cuban capital and its footprint is felt in several places around the city.

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TheTobacco Museum(Museo del Tabaco)is an institution in constant motion. Here visitors can find everything related to the ritual enjoyed by good Habanos smokers.Another representation of Habanos in Havana is theSan Cristobal de La Habanabrand. Its vitola, Prado, owes its name to an emblematic avenue in the city. ThePaseo del Pradois home to well-known buildings, and among the highlights are theGran Teatro de La Habana,inaugurated in 1838, and Havana’s Capitol, built in 1929, and regarded as one of the six most important palaces in the world.

Other symbols related to the Habano are the emblematictobacco factories, where Cuban cigar rollers make each HabanoTotalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga-TotallyHandmade with Long Fillerin the most traditional way: the Real Fabrica de Tabacos Partagas is one of the most popular tobacco factories in the city. The Fabrica de Tabaco Torcido El Laguito is known as one of the most exclusive and most reserved factories for visitors. Lastly,the Real Fabrica de Tabaco Torcido La Corona is famous for being one of the most unique and prominent buildings in Cuba.

In order to pay tribute to the city the Festival will dedicate aMasterLectureto the 500th anniversary of the city of Havana and its connection to the Habano, by Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of the city of Havana. Also, this edition will see the presentation of anexclusive productionof 500 humidors of San Cristobal de La Habana 1519 (57 ring gauge x 170 mm length), specially designed to commemorate the anniversary of the


Habanos, S.A. has also paid special tribute to the five centuries of Havana, this year dedicating thewelcome evening eventto the city, as well as to the San Cristobal de La Habana brand, which is celebrating 20 years since its creation.

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