Central Havana, Havana

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#6 of 12 in Neighborhoods in Cuba
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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  • October 1, 2017
    This is a lovely area to stroll, photograph and people watch. Some term it the real Havana, that I don't know, but I do know it is most interesting and worthy of some time. There is much beautiful arc...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    This is the real Havana, historical buildings in ruins, completely left and unsafe floors, but with a special charm, with an authentic taste.
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  • September 22, 2017
    The locals live and work here. Bit dilapidated area where hard on restorations are built. Is halfway between old and new in Havana. Everything is there much cheaper saves some-more than half the prices in old and new havanna
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