Havana, Cuba

  • Travel to Havana, Cuba

With an excellentgeographiclocation, on the north coast of the Western region, Havana is the smallest province of the country. It has 15 municipalities and multiple residential suburbs. Its population exceeds two million inhabitants.

Havana is, at the same time, capital of the Republic of Cuba and the most cosmopolitan city of the country. From its first centuries it became the most important cultural center of the island. Diversity is the mark of Havana’s culture.

Convergence of traditions of African, Spanish, some Chinese and Arab origin, among other recognizable influences,recognizable in everyday city life. Havana offers surprising and unforgettable meetihgs, with history and architecture, both in museums and most emblematic sites. It also proposes tours and excursions ideal for a wholesome enjoyment. We invite you to find authentic experiences.

Havana is the most important tourism destination of the country. The modality of cultural tourism is predominantm and has four important municipalities which gather the main attractions and tourism services. In this city thanks to its varied offer, you can practice other modalities of tourism like sun and beach, nautics, business, cruising, social interest tourism, weddings and honeymoons, among others.

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Highlights

Old Havana and its Fortifications

Havana was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. By the 17th century, it had become one of the Caribbean's main centres for ship-building. Although it is today a sprawling metropolis of 2 million inhabitants, its old centre retains an interesting mix of Baroque and neoclassical monuments, and a homogeneous ensemble of private houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron gates and internal courtyards.

For the last several years the government of Cuba has been involved in efforts to restore to the historic centre its character of a colonial city, which has been compromised by a rapid urbanization.

Centro Habana

In-between municipality between old and modern Havana. It has important avenues like Malecon and Carlos III and famous places sucha as the Chinese Quarter and the Hammel Alley.

Vedado

The cultural heart of the city, graceful Vedado draws the crowds with its palatial hotels, contemporary art galleries, exciting theater productions and live music concerts, not to mention its glut of restaurants, bar and nightspots.

Miramar

Gracious Miramar is a leafy neighborhood of broad avenues and weeping laurel trees, where the traffic moves more sedately and diplomats' wives. Many of Havana’s foreign embassies are housed here in old pre-revolution mansions.

Playas del Este

The Beaches of the East, located only 25 kilometers from the Cuban capital, are a site of unique beauty to relax and enjoy the tropical charms. Bacuranao, Tarará, Mégano, Santa María del Mar, Boca Ciega and Guanabo, form a coastline of beaches with plenty of sand and crystal waters. Its coral reefs, near to the coast, favor the practice of snorkeling and deep-sea diving.

Havana Experiences

Old Havana
This well-preserved colonial centre boasts perfectly restored centuries-old buildings throughout its narrow streets and historic plazas.

Havana by classic car
Cruise round Cuba’s captivating capital in a 1950s American car.

Salsa lesson
Learn to dance salsa Cuban style!

Tropicana Cabaret
Is Cuba's most famous cabaret. Opened in 1931, it's known as the "Paradise under the Stars" and it has been pleasing crowds ever since. Surrounded by lush vegetation visits can enjoy a glittering spectacle featuring over 200 singers, dancers, musicians and vocalists.

Havana's Malecón
Experience the Cuban life at the Malecón of Havana, usually packed with Havana locals, drinking, dancing, talking, playing music and having tons of fun.

FAC - Fábrica de Arte Cubano
An outstanding socio-cultural project led by X Alfonso to support and promote art in a large sense and to a large audience. He succeeded in giving the Cubans a meeting place with all the artistic manifestations under one roof.

Habanos Cigars Factory
Guided tour in the factories specializes in the production of some brands of the world-known Habanos such as Cohiba, Montecristo and Romeo & Julieta and may also visit its Casa del Habano to purchase or enjoy the best cigars in the world at its own home.

Havana Club Museum of Rum
A chance to experience the rum-making process first hand, as well as an insight into the origins of Cuba’s most popular spirit.

Handicraft Fair at Old San Jose Warehousess
At the avenue of the Port, in front of the Paula church, artisans of the city have an ideal site to exhibit and commercialize their work,

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