I love discovering places a little off the radar.
Our guide Alex suggested a place called Fusterlandia. What is it you ask?
It’s a ‘Gaudi ‘ style creation.
It’s a street , a park, an area. And if it stands still it’s covered in mosaic tiles.
Needless to say I loved it. I love mosaics and this is mosaics in the community.
Our lovely taxi driver knew about it and drove us there, told us about it and then waited for an hour or so while we explored. It cost about 40 CUC for his time and well worth it.
Leon the driver was a great character and was so friendly and helpful.
The local kids were playing on the chairs scattered along the street!
It really 2 streets with a park and some walls around an oval each house has decorated their own fence or house.
It’s quirky, it’s fun, it’s communal.
I think all communities could embrace something fun like this. The more entrepreneurial people had set up little craft or food stalls.
Some of the walls were devoted to other Latin American countries. So creative.
The art works we’re great.
And the cars matched the fun.
Later that evening our visit to the Fabrica de Arte was not so successful. Despite enquiries we got there and it’s closed till June. Never mind. No art no party salsa 💃🏻 tonight. So we had a lovely dinner before returning to the old town walking around and enjoying the lighting on some fabulous buildings. And dropping into the hotel Floridita. Hemingway’s drinking bar. We’d seen it on the movie we watched on the bus. So we drank a final Pina Colada and salsa – ed our way home. We were slightly disappointed there wasn’t salsa in every open plaza : square. That would have been fun!