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Cuba's Hotel Nacional included in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register

Cuba's most legendary and iconic hotel has received the honour of being included in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register for its unique history and the precious documents it safeguards and displays across the 5* property

Cuba's Hotel Nacional included in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register

Having long been one of the most iconic places to stay during Cuba holidays in Havana, the Hotel Nacional de Cuba has achieved international praise for providing unique luxury holidays in the heart of Havana where guests can find plenty of rich culture, important historical treasures and a charming 50's allure.

In recognition of its history, elegance and documents it treasures, the Hotel Nacional de Cuba recently received the honour of being included in the National Memory of the World register, a UNESCO programme that aims to safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity.

The Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana is the first institution of this kind to be included in the programme and it was nominated to be added to the regional register along with other six valuable documentary collections that the proud hotel guards and safely keeps.

These many outstanding pieces of history and culture can be enjoyed during a stay there as the hotel proudly displays it in mural all throughout the property. For Cuba holidays with added history value, no other hotel in Havana (or quite certainly in the world) beats this one-of-a-kind landmark of a hotel.

The announcement of such an award was made during a ceremony at the elegant Vedado Hall of the hotel.

UNESCO established the Memory of the World program in 1992 to facilitate the preservation and promotion of documentary heritage. Archive holdings can be part of national, regional and world registers.

Present in the ceremony were important personalities of the Cuban culture among them the president of the New Latin American Film Festival, Alfredo Guevara, and members of the National Association of Writers and Artists.

Some other document archives included in the world register are the Jose Marti collection, documentary collections “Vida y Obra de Ernesto Che Guevara” (Life and Work of Ernesto Che Guevara) and “En Canoa del Amazonas al Caribe” (In Canoa from the Amazons to the Caribbean), an expedition carried out in 1987 led by a Cuban speleologist following the route of pre-historic tribes from the Amazonian basins to mark their discovery of this geographic area.

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