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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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  • Take a stroll and see all the architecture, squares, and have great coffee at Cafe el Escorial. This is the best up-kept area in Havana.  more »
  • We headed north after visiting the Grand Teatro and found a completely different Havana to touristy Old Town. Very dusty with rubbish everywhere. It was depressing because socialism has reduced some p...  more »
  • Don't confuse Central Havana with touristy Old Havana, my wife wasn't keen on walking through Central Havana and I guess it can look intimidating. The ramshackle old buildings are sometimes literally ...  more »