Chinatown, Havana

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One of the oldest and largest of its kind in Latin America, Chinatown in Havana invites you to see how the 19th Century Chinese immigration affected the local area. It is now a shadow of its former glory with most of the Chinese moving out. Take a photo and then head past the traditional Chinese architectural gateway, Paifang, and take in the sight of tall buildings dominantly standing over the entrance to this part of the city. Plan your Chinatown visit and explore what else you can see and do in Havana using our Havana day trip tool .
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  • West District of Fraternidad Park there is a bus station in Chinatown, has a symbolic gate at its entrance. Even though Chinatown Chinese, not the Chinese shops stores a certain degree.
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  • Do not expect to meet a single Chinese in Cuba, they're all gone in the 1930s! No building is Chinese style, and there are only 3 or 4 bouis-bouis for naïve tourists! In short, it's just the door for a photo. For the rest, don't waste your time and go your way!
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  • We were looking for something different to eat and our map of Havana said ‘Barrio Chino' so off we went on our big adventure to look for a Chinese restaurant. From the Capital Building it’s a short wa...  more »

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Old Havana remains the most popular neighborhood to stay in Cuba's capital. Here you'll find all manner of accommodations, from budget guesthouses and bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels. Some of the back streets in the old town can be quite rough, so visitors with children might want to steer clear of the area. Providing a quieter, more residential alternative, the western suburb of El Vedado exudes a relaxed atmosphere and serves as the perfect spot for a family vacation. If you're after better beach access, look farther west to the upper-class district of Miramar.
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