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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. To visit Old Havana on your trip to Havana, use our Havana trip builder.
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  • Muy lindo paseo para recorrer y conocer toda la parte arquitectonica de la ciudad, lindos edificios de epoca colonial, museos, iglesias, bares, muy pintoresca, recomiendo que lo hagan. 
  • havanna is een van de 660 steden die ik wereldwijd heb gezien je valt van de ene verbazing in de andere ...de tijd is er stil blijven staan mooie oldtimers mooie gebouwen enz enz ...we hebben in 2 dag...  more »
  • When visiting Havana the best best part of the city to stay in is Old Havana, preferably in a Casa Particular, what the Cuban's call their B&B's. If you are a U.S. citizen and visiting the country und...  more »