Top things to do in Habana, Cuba

Top things to do in Habana

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  • Catedral de San Cristobal

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    Catedral de San Cristobal

    Attracting the gaze of every tourist in the Plaza de la Catedral is its elegant namesake, Catedral de San Cristobal. Also known as the Cathedral of The Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, this striking example of Cuban Baroque architecture was completed in 1777 by the Franciscans, after the Jesuits began building it 29 years earlier. Two large bell towers flank the façade, which is adorned w ...

  • Plaza de Armas

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    Plaza de Armas

    Plaza de Armas has been a social hub in the city for more than five centuries. Cafés and restaurants beckon from its perimeter, and the shady gardens lure locals and tourists alike who come here to escape the tropical heat. Presiding over the plaza are a bevy of Baroque beauties including the magnificent Palacio de los Capitanes, which has hosted more than 60 Spanish generals over the years. Today ...

  • La Bodeguita del Medio

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    La Bodeguita del Medio

    At legendary La Bodeguita del Medio, Hemingway fans can follow in the famous scribe's footsteps. Founded in 1942, this Havana restaurant has been visited by practically every celebrity to set foot in Cuba including Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nat King Cole, and of course, Ernest Hemingway. Tourists flock here to sip cool drinks, feast on succulent seafood, and listen to live Cuban music ...

  • City Museum

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    City Museum

    Housed in the spectacular Cuban Baroque Palacio de los Capitanes, the Museo de la Ciudad unveils Havana's fascinating history. Visitors can explore the Hall of Heroic Cuba for an impressive display of objects from the revolution. Art history buffs will want to visit the Espada Cemetery Room to view the tomb of famous French artist Vermay. In the Throne Room, stands a sumptuous chair that was built ...

  • Plaza Vieja

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    Plaza Vieja

    Plaza Vieja has experienced many incarnations, but is now one of Havana's most vibrant gathering spots. Originally laid out in the mid 16th century, the square was once used for military exercises and was also a popular marketplace. Sadly, in the 1950s, construction engulfed the plaza and transformed it into an underground car park. Thanks to the citizens of Havana and government support, the Plaz ...

  • Plaza de San Francisco

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    Plaza de San Francisco

    Cooled by sea breezes, Plaza de San Francisco faces the harbor at the entrance to Old Havana. The carefully-restored buildings impart a well-loved feel to this cobbled square. Plaza de San Francisco is blessed with two famous buildings, the Lonja del Comercio, with its stunning central dome, and the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis featuring a tower that provides stunning views over Havana ...

  • Calle Obispo

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    Calle Obispo

    Rich in history, architecture, and entertainment, Calle Obispo is famous Cuba-wide. This narrow roadway connecting Central Park with Plaza de Armas buzzes with life in the evening. Travelers come here to enjoy the restaurants, including the famous El Floridita; soak up the lively ambiance, and admire the architecture, which is predominantly Cuban Baroque and Art Nouveau. Other things to see along ...

  • Hotel Inglaterra

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    Hotel Inglaterra

    Opened in 1895, Hotel Inglaterra is Cuba's oldest hotel and boasts an illustrious guest list. Back in its heyday, the hotel ensconced the likes of Anna Pavlova, José Martí, and Winston Churchill among others. Although it has a neo-classical appearance, the hotel displays a strong Mudéjar influence; visitors may also notice the beautiful Andalusian mosaics. In the years prior to Cuba's separation f ...

  • Castillo de la Real Fuerza

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    Castillo de la Real Fuerza

    A few steps from the Museo de la Ciudad, the 16th-century fortress, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, was built to fend off attacks from pirates. Unfortunately, it was never used for this purpose, since it was positioned too far inside the bay. Instead, the fort functioned as a storehouse for valuables and a residence for members of the military and gentry. Designed and built by Francisco de Calona, Cas ...

  • San Salvador de la Punta

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    San Salvador de la Punta

    A pleasant place for a seaside stroll with beautiful harbor views, the Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta is rich in history and has played a key role in the maritime defense of Havana. It was designed by three men; Giovanni Battista Antonelli, Juan de Tejeda, and Cristobal de Roda and built over a 21 year span from 1589-1610. Strategically located on the western edge of Havana's harbor, the Cas ...

  • Miramar | Day Trip

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    Miramar

    Si va más al oeste llegará a la exclusiva zona de Miramar. En esta parte es donde se encuentran la mayoría de las embajadas extranjeras, tiendas de gama alta y los extranjeros asentados con bastantes facilidades económicas. El alojamiento en Miramar puede ser más caro. Aquí están unos de los mejores hoteles de La Habana - por ejemplo el Hotel Occidental Miramar. Aunque, no es quizás el tipo de ex ...

  • Vedado | Day Trip

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    Vedado

    La Habana Vedado está lleno de hoteles de gran altura, restaurantes y paladares, clubes y discotecas y establecimientos comerciales de alto nivel. El precio de las casas particulares en el Vedado es a menudo más alto, pero en general ofrecen mejor calidad. Vedado es ahora la principal zona comercial de La Habana. Sus calles, más tranquilas y sombreadas, lejos del bullicio de La Vieja Habana, refle ...

  • Casa de África

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    Casa de África

    House Africa located in the town of old Havana, province Havana the House of Africa is located on the Street obrapía No. 157 I / San Ignacio and merchants, Havana old. it shows evidence of the African cultures and settlement in Cuba as one of the sources of nationality Cuban. the House that the houses, that of Gaspar riberos of Vasconcelos, was built in the seventeenth century and heir of traditio ...

  • Castillo del Morro

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    Castillo del Morro

    Castle Morro located in the town of old Havana, province Havana Castle Morro Castle the three Kings of Morro, located input channel access to the Bay of Havana, was built between the years 1589 and 1610. the iconic building is considered impregnable until it was taken by the English in 1762. in the nineteenth century he joined the Lighthouse pointing mouth Port and serves orientation boaters. toda ...

  • El templete

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    El templete

    The Temple located in the town of old Havana, province Havana the Temple is located in the main square, corresponding to the old Havana, represented by a small construction neoclassical and founded in the year 1828 in the place where were held at the shadow of a Ceiba, the first mass and the first chapter after moving Havana to place now set in. in interiors stand out three huge canvases memorials ...

  • San Carlos de la Cabaña

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    San Carlos de la Cabaña

    San Carlos of the cabin located in the town of old Havana, province Havana located behind the Castle Morro, in the city of Havana, nestled on a Hill overlooking the city. this strength gigantic was built between 1763 and 1774 to strengthen defenses of Havana, which had been taken by the English in 1762 from this advantageous elevation.

  • Tropicana Habana

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    Tropicana Habana

    Tropicana Havana located in the town of Marianao, province Havana. Tropicana Havana listed the most lavish Cabaret open pit and appointed as well as living under the stars is a single site in the world to enjoy the music and folklore Cuban and Caribbean throughout your colorful, musicality and rhythm together represents a waste of art to multiply the cubanísima joy of a real night tropical. Tr ...