Old Havana, Havana

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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.
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  • We spent 3 nights in a near by hotel, and walked the area each day. The streets are varied, coblestoned. You can find courtyards ringed with cantinas, alleyways with shops, and all sorts of friendly.....  more »
  • Old Havana is a real mix. There are wonderful buildings with magnificent architecture and side roads with dilapidated dirty structures. There are spacious squares and narrow streets with potholes and....  more »
  • Simply magical. At last a city that caters for tourists (souvenir shops are plentiful) but not to the detriment of it's overall beauty and charm. I took a cruise in an old Chevy (as you have to...  more »

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