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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  • Colonial Havana is beautiful that no building that masterpiece, but everything collapses, sypitsya. on the streets music, cheerful ulybajushhie people dancing in the street to buy coffee, very tasty, and the price is the same everywhere, in the port, at the airport, that the stores go on the roads. retro machine is very beautiful. on the streets safely, live course is poorly
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  • The smells the buildings the history what an experience and we had a guide like no other. Joan (falconcuba25@gmail.com). This young man was amazing on Cuban History and Havana History is a story that’...  more »
  • Great architecture, culture and the historic cars are a joy to watch! Real atmosphere and a quirky mix of the old & the new.  more »
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