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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  • This was such a beautiful place to visit. Charming people, classic buildings, 1940-50s cars and bright colors abound. It's like a step back in time.  more »
  • Havana is my favorite place to visit in Cuba. This time, I joined my American friends who arrived on a Cruise Ship at Havana terminal for a day. I was looking for an OFAC compliant (US Approved) Havan...  more »
  • Many monuments in the center that is worth knowing. The Capitol is very beautiful. A lot of history in this city.
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