Royal Visit Cuba Day 3
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KING FELIPE AND QUEEN LETIZIA ROYAL VISIT CUBA DAY 3

November 14, 2019

National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana (Spanish: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana), where they saw a Self Portrait, 1815 by Spanish painter Francisco Goya.

The art work is temporarily ceded by The Prado Museum for a month – from November 11 to 12 December -.

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Queen Letizia wore Massimo Dutti Pleated Dress with Two-Tone Print, CH Carolina Herrera ‘Baret’ navy fold-over clutch bag, Carolina Herrera navy suede slingback pumps and gold hoop earrings.



The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana opened at the beginning of the 20th century, houses an important artistic heritage, and is considered one of the most important in Latin America with more than 45,000 works.

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Center of Molecular Immunology of Cuba

Also, in the morning, King Felipe and Queen Letizia accompanied by the Minister of Public Health of Cuba, José Ángel Portal, visited The Center of Molecular Immunology of Cuba (Spanish: Centro de Inmunología Molecular de Cuba) or CIM.

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CIM mission is to obtain and produce new biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and other chronic noncommunicable diseases and introduce them into Cuban Public Health.

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Their Majesties greeted several cancer patients who have successfully overcome the disease.

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The King and Queen also visited The Cancer Immunotherapy Center, where they held a meeting with researchers and workers.

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The objective of this Center is to share, exchange and discuss the new trends and challenges of Biotechnology and Bioengineering related to obtaining products for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.

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Their Majesties Travelled to Santiago de Cuba

At noon, Their Majesties went to The José Martí International Airport, from where they traveled to Santiago de Cuba.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited The Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca (also known by the less formal title of Castillo del Morro or as San Pedro de la Roca Castle) an important military fortress, declared a World Heritage Site.

A tribute ceremony took place to the members of the Squadron of the Admiral Pascual Cervera y Topete who fell in combat in 1898 during the Spanish–American War.

Their Majesties also visited The Spanish monument on San Juan Heights (Spanish: Memorial Loma de San Juan) where a crown was placed.

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The Royal Visit to Cuba ended and Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia returned to Spain.



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