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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  • Nice to visit. a beautiful city of yesteryear served by classic cars and horse-drawn carriages. beautiful monuments. Many premises and nice little shops
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  • The charm of old Havana, it is simply impossible to put into words, when you walk the streets of this district, just everything breathes this incredible Cuban atmosphere. Music on the streets, narrow lanes with cozy sidewalk cafés, colourful houses, cultural attractions, temples, cathedrals ... It is impossible to perfectly Havana just fascinated me. Of course... There is poverty, slums and stuff-but it is everywhere ... and it does not cover the spirit of those impressions and emotions that you get from the city.
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  • They are streets broad and ancient buildings, it looks like retouched without losing its originality, traditonal is still visible but to carry packages, the traffic of vehicles a little congested by the tour buses.
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