President Obama and his family tour historical sites in Old Havana
President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and their two daughters toured historical sites in Old Havana, as part of the program of his official visit to Cuba, the first of an US sitting president in almost 90 years.
Havana Historian Eusebio Leal joined them to explain them the history of the different places they visited, starting on the Plaza de Armas in front of El Templete, the site where the foundational Mass of the city took place on November 16, 1519.
Later the Obamas visited the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, headquarters of the Spanish government till 1898, that was built in 1776, and now is the venue of the Museum of the City.
Obama saw there a painting portraying the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln, before heading to the Havana Cathedral where he was received by Cardinal Jaime Ortega.