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Central Havana, Havana

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Central Havana represents the older part of the city, rich in culture and representing the working class. The decayed urban landscape of this area is made up of crumbling buildings, broken sewage systems, and potholed roads, but it is a unique culture all its own. Walk through the crowds amidst the shouts of street vendors, pick up the banter of groups of school kids, and experience music blaring through speakers. Afro-Cuban culture comes to life with the artwork and mural of the Callejon de Hamel temple, while a street rumba performance happens nearby. Try Chinese food at one of the many restaurants representing the local Chinese community. Because this is an urban area, be alert for potential pickpocketers. Add Central Havana to your Havana travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Havana trip itinerary builder.
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  • Decades of neglect have made this once beautiful city a derelict relic of pre-1959 Cuba. It's a sad sight to see and one I wish I had never seen. 
  • Central Havana is a curious mix. At first sight you might feel that there is not enough there to warrant a visit. But it's worth it. The area was clearly a very upmarket area in its hey-day, with huge...  read more »
  • It is must-see, as soon as you arrive, it seems like that you trasnportante in time have a lot of things to see and appreciate. Don't ignore it
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