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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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  • Hi folks I am in love with Cuba, especially of its beaches which, to my taste, are the best of the Caribbean beaches q cponozco. I visited havana twice lla: in 2012, where I met a family of Cubans that made us explore on foot from old Havana and the new surroundings, tiring indeed, but the best way to get to know it, BEWARE, I met this family at a hotel in Varadero and then we find there, I say this, because unfortunately, people are offered as guides Despite having a card that authorized them, take you only few sites and contiguously insist that I go to take or to eat, then t lead to more expensive places where in addition you got that pay them the food and meanwhile bear that they complain of their life and you ask for everything thing you can imagine , that happened to me the first day, the second was with the famous people. If them like the history, is necessary at least two days complete, one for the old and one for the new. My second visit it did in 2015, in that opportunity took the bus tourist, thing that recommend e go down in them different stops to go to foot, this costs 6 cuc and them travels are in the page of havanatur, there are different combinations, but if is has of two days complete and is begins well early, is can know full and by very low cost. that if, taking into account the heat... in 2017 will go again, but just want to enjoy the friends I have there I don't want to get tired of them, but also could tell the night shows, and the rettaurantessi to someone you are interested in, see lucky people and Bon voyage
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  • Good spot to check out the classic cars & get some great photos of the architecture with the classic cars 
  • It's a charming old town, an experience that everyone should experience at least once in your life, take a stroll in the old town offers unforgettable emotions.
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