Little Havana Mural
When Castro came to power in Cuba in 1959 many of the exiles came to this enclave of Miami. Thus, the Cuban flavor of the neighborhood is strong--ingrained in the architecture, restaurants, shops, and music. Before 1959, the area was settled and developed by Jewish people. And not to be excluded, people from Honduras, Nicaragua, and South American countries also added to its unique culture. Painted on the side of an old mixed residential and commercial building, the mural welcomes everyone to this multi-cultural neighborhood. This is also the point that marks the beginning of the Tamiami Trail, a historic thoroughfare that connected the east and west sides of Florida.