Old Havana, Havana

4.6
History remains a palpable part of daily life at Old Havana, the World Heritage-listed downtown of Cuba's capital. Founded by the Spanish in the 16th century, this historical neighborhood long served as the hub of commerce and a resting point for marauders transporting New World treasures back to Europe. The narrow streets of the central district contain numerous examples of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, as well as a charming ensemble of private homes complete with neatly decorated balconies and lush internal gardens. The starting point of many tours, this area contains Havana's main square and a 16th-century fortress guarding the entrance into the city's picturesque harbor. Arrange to visit Old Havana and other attractions in Havana using our Havana vacation website .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Old Havana
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Old Havana Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
17,565 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nice to visit. a beautiful city of yesteryear served by classic cars and horse-drawn carriages. beautiful monuments. Many premises and nice little shops
    View original
  • The charm of old Havana, it is simply impossible to put into words, when you walk the streets of this district, just everything breathes this incredible Cuban atmosphere. Music on the streets, narrow lanes with cozy sidewalk cafés, colourful houses, cultural attractions, temples, cathedrals ... It is impossible to perfectly Havana just fascinated me. Of course... There is poverty, slums and stuff-but it is everywhere ... and it does not cover the spirit of those impressions and emotions that you get from the city.
    View original
  • They are streets broad and ancient buildings, it looks like retouched without losing its originality, traditonal is still visible but to carry packages, the traffic of vehicles a little congested by the tour buses.
    View original
Places to stay near Old Havana

Plan your trip to Havana

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Old Havana by other users

7 days in Havana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Havana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Havana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM MALTA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 56 days in United States, Cuba & South America BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Havana BY A USER FROM HUNGARY October, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans