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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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  • Next to Habana Vieja. To walk, look at the houses, observe everyday life. Excellent ride.
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  • If you want to go back in time to the 1950s of the 20th century go to Havana. The old destroyed but oh-so-beautiful buildings, old American cars driving around the streets, which almost anywhere already not see unless in the Museum, nice and always smiling Cubans. Very poor but able to enjoy from what they have. It's worth it.
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  • This is where Habaneros came to do their shopping before the Revolution. Ave. Italia or Galiano used to be lined with American style department stores, Woolworth's being one of them. Today some of tho...  more »