From its historic forts to its lushly tropical courtyards, from the city squares to the statues and fountains, take a captivating tour through the city of Havana. Magnificent color photographs capture the well-known spots and uncover the quiet corners; vintage black-and-white images showcase the important explorers who changed the course of Cuba's development, as well as landmarks of the past. A fascinating history traces life in Havana from the early 16th century to its heyday in the 19th . Information for the traveler guides the would-be tourist to this newly "in" holiday destination, made popular by the mainstream success of films and music, including the Buena Vista Social Club. It's a lovely tribute to the most extravagantly beautiful city in the Caribbean.