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Central Havana, Havana

(4.2/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Central Havana is one of the historical districts of Havana, zastraivavshijsja mainly in the first half of the 20th century. The boundary between it and the old Havana passes through Central Park and the Capitol building, everything is different. If you want to get acquainted with the life of modern Havana, then you should go deep. Tourists here are a few, in fact this order, dilapidated residential district. Evening walk along the street was Neptuno is unforgettable. On the one hand, you see the present Cuban reality and, on the other hand, horrible gas and devastation.
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  • Havana is a city of contrasts and beautiful. It is worth to explore it all and not focus simply on old Havana.
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  • Central Havana was ok but very sketchy at night. Did not hear about any crime but even the locales were not excited about being there at night. A lot of people on the street, but not the type of peopl...  more »