Real Estate Of Florida, Broker Fred, Fred Kraus, David Fetzner, Calle Ocho, Calle 8, 2012, Miami, Little Havana
Join ‘Broker Fred’ (Fred Kraus) and his family as they spend the day in Little Havana Miami at the 2012 Calle 8 Festival.
In “Little Havana”, you can find hand-rolled cigars, fruiterias, meat markets, herbal stores the famous Cuban Cafes. On 8th Street (or Calle Ocho) between 12th and 27th Avenues lies a tradition steeped in rich Cuban and Latino culture.
A good place to start your sight-seeing is (like anywhere in Miami!) with the food! Calle Ocho offers many authentic Cuban restaurants.
At Maximo Gomez Park, or Domino Park as the locals call it, you can see the older generation of Cubans meet to play dominoes or chess each day (as you will see in the video) There is a large mural depicting the Summit of the Americas in 1993. Around the corner, don’t miss the Little Havana Paseo de las Estrellas (Walk of the Stars). It is reminiscent of the one in Hollywood, but stars are given to Latin American actors, writers, artists and musicians.
At the corner of 13th avenue lies a memorial park with monuments to many Cuban heroes. It is a peaceful place, a nice place for a break. You can see memorials to Jose Marti (poet and revolutionary), Antonio Maceo (war hero), the Island of Cuba Memorial, and the Memorial Flame (to the heroes of the Bay of Pigs). (Broker Fred stops by and you will see the Memorial Flame in the video)
Every March the Calle 8 Festival draws more then 1 million people from around the wor! In 1998, more than 119,000 people joined in the world’s longest conga line, and the festival still holds its place in the Guiness Book of World Records. Major news crews from all over broadcast the event as Cubans from all over the country return to celebrate their roots.
It’s a piece of history you have to see to understand, and if your are Cubano by culture (or Latino for that matter) this just might be the location your looking for to relocate or just own a winter home in. Just minutes from Downtown Miami, Miami Beaches and Miami International Airport it is centrally located just off of Interstate 95. For more information just contact ‘Broker Fred’ Today!