For those who have never visited, Cuba has a wonderful Jewish history to explore. Once home to over 15,000 Jews prior to the revolution, the city of Havana still boasts three temples, a small but well-maintained Holocaust exhibit at Centro Sephardí and a Jewish cemetery at Guanabacoa. Travel to Cuba is still permitted under the Support of the Cuban People doctrine and visiting the Jewish sites and engaging with community members falls under the rules, as well as staying at Casas Particulares (private homes, such as ours) and Paladares (private restaurants). Cuba is an absolute must-see destination and we encourage travelers to visit us and see what it has to offer.
Chateau Blanc is a first-of-its-kind kosher bed and breakfast, proudly founded, owned, and operated by a Cuban Jewish family with deep roots in the community. Our principals have a deep knowledge of Cuba, both Jewish and secular, and are able to provide visitors with unique insight into the culture and history of the island, both past, and present.
We are located in the trendy Nuevo Vedado neighborhood, one of the most sought after locations in Havana. Vedado is Spanish for “forbidden”, and reflects the exclusivity of the area, which is home to several embassies and consulates, but just minutes away from all of the historic and cultural sites of Havana. Our facility provides for a first-class experience, featuring modern guest rooms with plenty of amenities, premium food, and beverage services and friendly and knowledgeable staff. The facility is kosher certified by International Kosher Mehadrin (IKM) which ensures that our catering and meals are of the highest quality available.
We invite you to visit with us for an experience unlike any other when you explore our wonderful island.
New York Jewish Travel Guide