Havana travel guide

Havana

What to See

Havana’s diverse architecture is a product of its varied history and includes fearsome 16th-century fortifications, lavish Art Deco theatres and Soviet-style structures - simply wandering the city streets provides an education in Cuban history. Over half a century of communist rule granted the city some dramatic transformations and grand public buildings, with presidential palaces turned into museums and capitol buildings serving as public libraries. Make sure to pop into some for a glimpse of the glamour that characterised pre-revolution Cuba.

An undeniably romantic city, there are plenty of atmospheric spots that you won’t want to pass by. Watching the sunset from the Malecón is a quintessential Havana experience, sound tracked by buskers playing catchy Cuban classics. The city’s historic squares – Plaza Vieja, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas and Plaza de San Francisco de Asis – are superb spots for people watching.

The city's vibrant cultural scene is the highlight of most Havana holidays. You can watch a world-class ballet show, famous 1940s cabaret, Afro-Cuban street performance or simply salsa the night away - daiquiri in hand. You’ll soon realise that music and dancing is a constant in Havana, as ubiquitous as Che Guevara memorabilia and classic American cars

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Discover the Old Quarter Havana and experience a Real Cuba Experience staying at a this great private accommodation.  Become a resident for a few days at Iberostar Tainos and immerse in a stunning natural environment including a cave with pre-Colombian paintings and the Varahicacos...

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Residencia Santa Clara is not your typical casa. Although you will find the same warmth that most Cuban hosts offer, the building, the service, the experience is of different level. Residencia Santa Clara has been featured in FAC (Fabrica de Arte Cubano) as an exceptional example of modern...

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Sevilla Hotel  is located in La Habana Vieja, a World Heritage Site, set apart by its Moorish architecture, the views from its unique terrace, its history and the famous people that have stayed here since 1908. 45 mins from Jose Marti Intl Airport, 10 mins walk from La Bodeguita del...

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