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Central Havana, Havana
(4.2/5 based on 320+ 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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  • No matter we I roamed there were interesting people and views. The place is bustling with activity. Go anywhere-day or night-you will be safe. 
  • We stayed in this area for our return to Havana and loved it The streets are jam packed with life (people, cars, mobile stores, school exercise classes...endless fascination). We walked for hours arou...  more »
  • we were on a bus tour and had a tour with an architectural guide who explained how the buildings changed from the 1700's to the 1900's. The people in the area are not props. Just doing the normal day....  more »