Spain’s King Felipe will start off the first ever state visit by a Spanish monarch to Cuba on Tuesday. He will lay flowers at the monument in Havana to Jose Marti. The monument is a symbol of the former colony’s struggle for independence.
Felipe and his wife, Queen Letizia, arrived on Monday for a 3 day stay in Cuba. Spain and Cuba have harmonious international relations. Felipe will hold talks in the Palace of the Revolution on Tuesday morning.
The royal visit is just in time to join the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Cuban capital. Havana used to be one of the most important cities in the Spanish empire, providing an important port for the useful fleet. Cuba welcomes the Spanish royals.
Spain is currently Cuba’s 3rd largest trading partner and one of its top investors.