Cuba, a little-known side

• Little-known Cuban side

"No one could remove that country from the height of the political regime and the technical difficulties. I thought it would be amazing to be the first person on the planet who can persuade the Cuban government to give permission to shoot. "

Thus began a long history of Lithuanian photographer Marius Jovaiša, who spent recently two years just to collect the necessary documents and the bureaucratic red tape to lift Cuba, which no one has ever seen before.

Cuba, a little-known side

One of the technical difficulties faced by the Lithuanian photographer - the inability to rent a suitable helicopter for filming. In the presence in Havana was just a healthy Russian Mi-8 production. As a result, the photographer bought in Australia Custom ultralight trike.

In total, the project "Invisible Cuba" took 5 years and a million dollars, but it was worth it: the turquoise sea, white sand, ancient villages, beautiful mountains and the city, frozen in time. And all this was first removed from the heights.

Western Cuba

Morro Castle (in the foreground) and the fortress of San Carlos de La Cabaña. Until 1774 the castle was the only defensive structure in front of the inlet channel. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

48-kilometer bridge "El Pedraplen de caibarien". This bridge Cubans in all seriousness called construction of the century, although it was built just 11 years (1988 to 1999). (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Principe Castle (Castillo del Príncipe, 1767-1779 gg.) With two powerful bastions - for a long time it was the largest prison of the city. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

The Cuban Capitol was built in the likeness of the American building. Erected three years, the building was completed in 1929. Prior to 1958, the Capitol is the tallest building in Havana - the dome reaches 92 meters. Since 1960, it houses the Ministry of Science and History Museum. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

The Hotel Nacional. For 80 years of its existence it took a lot of guests, from Winston Churchill to Frank Sinatra. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Colon Cemetery (Spanish: Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón.) - cemetery name of Christopher Columbus in Havana (Cuba). Founded in 1876 by the architect Calixto de Loyra, located in the Vedado district. The cemetery covers an area of ​​57 hectares and a population of almost a million graves. Considered to be one of the largest cemeteries in Latin America. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Built in 1646 the tower Torreón de la Chorrera. Today there is a restaurant. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

The city of Matanzas, capital of the homonymous province. Located 90 kilometers east of Havana and 32 km to the west of the large resort town of Varadero. It is home to the popular rumba and other Cuban rhythms. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Landscapes of the province of Pinar del Rio, located on the western side of the island. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

The beauty of Valle de Viñales prompted UNESCO to designate the land to its World Heritage list in 1999. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Central Cuba

Trinidad - the most interesting of the "colonial city" of Cuba. It was founded one of the first on the island, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez in 1514. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Due to the unique architectural monuments and museums, Trinidad, along with the valley of the sugar mills, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and the city is often called the city - Museum of the Caribbean. Here left their mark on the sugar kings, pirates and slaves. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

The colonial city of Remedios in Villa Clara province, was founded in the 16th century. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

and a bridge over "El Pedraplen de caibarien". (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

The delightful beach of Playa Ensenachos. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

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Cuba, a little-known side

Mangrove forest. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

The archipelago of Jardines del Rey in the northern part of Cuba in the provinces of Ciego de Avila and Camaguey. Coral reef areas. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Eastern Cuba

After landing on this beach, Admiral Christopher Columbus exclaimed: "This is the most beautiful land that has ever seen the eyes of a man!". In this part there are four national parks and two biosphere reserves, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pico Turquino - Cuba's highest point (1972 m). (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Agricultural landscapes. On these lands grow coffee. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Cauto - the longest river in Cuba in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Granma. With a total length of 343 km of the river is navigable only over 110 km downstream. However, the water is unfit for drinking. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Fog in the National Park of the Sierra del Cristal - home to over 100 species of endemic plants. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

El Yunque - the mountain height of 575 meters, located 7 kilometers west of the city of Baracoa and the eponymous gulf in the province of Guantanamo, Cuba. It has the shape of the mesa and resembles an anvil, and thus got its name. El Yunque has been declared a national monument of the Cuban National Commission for monuments of December 25, 1979. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

Baracoa is Cuba's oldest city, it was founded in 1511. According to one version, Christopher Columbus first landed on Cuba's coast is about current Baracoa. In favor of this version is a wooden cross, who is now in the city's cathedral, whose age (end of the XV century) was recently confirmed by examination.

Baracoa is the main center for the production of chocolate in Cuba. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

What Cuba without baseball? Baseball - one of the most popular sports in Cuba. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side

cone-shaped mountain in the Viñales Valley. It is the Cuban national park that UNESCO declared World time reserve. (Photo Unseen Cuba | Marius Jovaisa):

Cuba, a little-known side