Today, OHCH is a UNESCO-recognized humanitarian organization responsible for the architectural restoration and preservation of historic buildings and monuments. Havana has the most extensive inventory of Spanish colonial-era architecture outside of Spain.
Revitalizing historic Havana
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OHCH has received numerous international awards for its achievements in rescuing ancient landmarks, and several World Heritage Sites. The success of the work of OHCH is studied by urban planners, architects, and sociologists in major cities on every continent. The essential ingredient in the accomplishments of OHCH is the direct participation of citizens in the planning and execution.
From a seed to a mighty tree of sustainability
The innovative humanitarian practices of Havana’s Office of the Historian have spread across the island resulting in a collaborative network of Historian Offices and Curators of Heritage Cities. Currently, nine other historic cities coordinate restoration work with OHCH: Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Remedios, Sancti Spíritus, Camagüey, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba, and Baracoa
The integral relationship between OHCH, its travel arm San Cristóbal, and Cuba Explorer lends a humanitarian focus to all of the activities we share with visitors in Cuba. Employees of OHCH escort our guests. Our guides ensure travelers enjoy experiences reflecting the compassionate philosophy of OHCH.