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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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  • Beautiful to look at. You can get around safely in a couple of days. And also worth visiting in the evening for the local characteristic.
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  • Been here 3 times and it gets busier each time. You can take in all the sites and sounds. It is very safe to wonder. Lots of little jewels to seek out. No need to stick with the tourist traps. Explore...  more »
  • The center of old Havana is one of the jewels of the world: stunning architecture, many splendid buildings, busy streets, easy to navigate on foot. One of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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