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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  • Seeing all the buildings and areas of history is a must. Take the hop on hop off bus. This area has lots of history.  more »
  • A short distance from touristy Old Havana, this is where the people live. Full of interesting buildings - not all in good condition. You see the locals going about their daily lives. A safe area to st...  more »
  • Beautiful examples of historic architecture, take a walk through the centuries as you visit the plazas. Amazing how well buildings have been preserved.  more »
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