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Central Havana, Havana

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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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  • This is probably the place where you will see more American cars than anywhere else as it is packed with them. There are lots of shaded places to sit and raken in the ambience of the place....  more »
  • This is a great place to stay. We found that by staying in Central Havana, we were in the heart of where people live, rather than where tourists visit. If you like to walk, stay at the middle or far e...  more »
  • Very racy look, you can wander through the narrow streets and enjoy the beauty of buildings of the beginning of the 20 century.
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