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. Before you head to Havana, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Havana online travel planner , to make sure you see all that Havana has to offer, including Central Havana.
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  • City stop in time, but that his neglect can be seen. I'd like to see to improve things for tourists and Cubans.
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  • This whole area of Havana is one spectacular view after another. The architecture, the culture, the people, the cafes. Get out and spend a day or 2 or 3 just walking about. If lost, you are only a sho...  more »
  • Very good time spent with friends. Less crowded than in la Habana vieja. I strongly advise
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