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Old Havana, Havana

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Historic Walking Area Landmark
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. To visit Old Havana on your trip to Havana, use our Havana trip builder.
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  • In many ways this is a amazing part of the city, some backstreets are in ruins, but thats expected in Havana. If you stride on Obispo and its nearby area, a lot of things are overpriced though.  more »
  • the place we spent most of our time. I love old havana! just make sure not to pay more than 5 cuc for a taxi! visit el frente for an upscale bar/gastro pub that's air conditioned, and bar Victoria for...  more »
  • What an absolutely amazing experience. I would describe my time in Cuba and Havana as magical. The Hemingway places were all way too crowded. Probably good to take a look, but we did not get to spend ...  more »
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  • Havana, the State of the music. Music everywhere, beautiful old cars and beautiful buildings. It is visible that there have been few opportunities for maintenance for a long time, but now they were getting. Cozy, but please note, silent is never here.
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