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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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  • A bit rough, but still felt safety was OK. Go during the day in small groups. Many local people walking around. 
  • This and Havana Vieja are the special places to check out in Havana. All positioned around the central park which is great for walking and enjoying 
  • We stayed at an airbnb locating in Central Havana on Espada and Hospital. The location is great. You get a true sense of Cuban life here and walking out I felt like one of the locals. This location is...  more »