Two locations for Puerto Arte.

The former coal quay - the new Puerto Arte.

Originally, the quay was built for "refueling" ships with coal. With the end of coal use for shipping, the facility was still used for unloading fertilizers, etc.. However, for over 30 years the area has been relegated. With the transformation of Havana Bay away from industrial use to cultural-tourist orientation, the site takes on a new importance. The Puerto Arte project is an anchor project and reference of this development, which is supervised by a commission of different Cuban institutions. The subsequent view from the gondola of the tethered balloon offers completely new perspectives on the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the historic fortifications, as well as the new developments in the bay from a height of up to 150 meters.


Creative Village - where ideas will be made in the future. 

At a distance of approx. 2.5 km from the Puerto Arte port area, a commercial area is planned as the heart of the entire project. On a part of the approx. 50,000 sqm large area, the entire logistics will take place. Offices, workshops for maintenance and production (stage, events), as well as storage areas for the project are located here. 
But this is also where the Creative Village arises. In addition to the workshops, studios (film, IT, graphics, sound, etc.) and rehearsal spaces that are already there, studios and other facilities will be added. They should give the creative talents the space and possibilities to realize their ideas. Not only the rooms and technical facilities with small machines and tools and the important material procurement as well as Internet are available to the creative talents. They are supported by the entire know-how of the Puerto Arte team and its partners in the implementation, management, marketing, sales and other tasks.

Best Location - Best

The Puerto Arte area is located in the center of historic Havana, which is divided by the entrance channel of the Atlantic Ocean in the bay, next to the old city and the side of Casablanca with the fortifications. Its own traffic concept, consisting of ferries, shuttle buses and a revitalized pedestrian bridge to the fortress, ensures the best possible connection.  The most important part of the traffic concept will be the ferries themselves (up to 200 people). In a cycle of a few minutes, the boats will move back and forth across the approximately 300 m wide canal during the entire period of operation. This will make it easier for guests from the old town and other districts of Havana to visit Puerto Arte. The cruise terminals are only 500 m away from the ferry pier.

In addition to the ferry, a connection to the existing bus transfer to the Havana fortress, which is the largest in the Americas and one of the 5 best views in Latin America, is also planned. With the activation of the old staircase of the fortress and the ferry, Puerto Arte will create an additional added value for tourism and the inhabitants of Havana.