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  • 1. Playas del Este

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Opposed to other beaches in Cuba where one can only find tourists, Playas del Este is very popular among the habaneros, who can frequently enjoy these warm waters thanks to their closeness to the...

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  • 2. The Malecon

    Starting at the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, running 8 kms to the west to the tunnel under the river in Vedado the Malecon was started in 1901 to help protect against the waters of the Atlantic, that...

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  • 3. Plaza de la Revolution

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This monument, located at Plaza de la Revolucion, was built between 1953 and 1959. It is a 109 meters five-star-shaped tower. Grey marble was the material used for the tower. The memorial monument is...

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  • 4. Castillo el Morro

    Morro Castle is situated on the opposite side of the harbour from old Havana.To get there,the easiest way is by the road tunnel that runs under the Canal Entrada. Once at the castle the views of...

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  • 5. Cigar Factories

    There are two major cigar factories in Havana, the Partagas one (sounds like a retailer of methane to me) being the oldest. As I'm a non-smoker, I can't say I had much interest in the process, but...

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  • 6. El Capitolio

    4 out of 5 stars

    It's name recalls of course the Capitol in Washington but in fact is based on the design of the Pantheon in Paris, although the cupola was constructed and imported from the US. Finished in 1929 it was...

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  • 7. Habana Vieja - Old Havana

    During our visit to Havana, one of my favorite things to do was to just walk through the streets of Habana Vieja, admiring the contrasts of both people and structure. It's an opportunity to see...

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  • 8. Catedral de San Cristobal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Or to give it its full name " Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada de la Habana". A lovely sight in the early morning sunshine the cathedral was started by Jesuit priests around...

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  • 9. Museo de la Revolution - Revolution Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Museum worth to see... Entrance fee is 6cuc. If you have a bag, you have to leave to the box. Explaniton for last photo: In pictures something written: Thanks to Batista for help to making...

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  • 10. Plaza de la Catedral - Cathedral Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The best way to walk in to the square is from calle San Ignacio and the façade of the Cathedral faces you and is a step back in time, it has such a distinctive "Spanish mission" look about it. The...

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  • 11. The Artisan's Market

    We came upon an artisan market in Old Havana. I wish I could tell you where we were; unfortunately it was May, it was 38C, crowded, and all I could think about was how I was sweating from body parts I...

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  • 12. Castillo de la Real Fuerza

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    the Real Fuerza Castle is the oldest fortress in the island. Its construction began in December 1st, 1558 The basement of the castle is a square divided in nine identical parts that join other four...

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  • 13. Necropolis Cristobal Colon - Havana's Cemetery

    World famous cemetery that contains the biggest concentration of statues and funerary monuments in Cuba. The Legend of "La Milagrosa" (see picture below): Doña Amelia passed away during childbirth...

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  • 14. Gran Teatro - Grand Theather

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The salon or room "García Lorca", previously named Gran Teatro Tacón had its first presentations in Nov 1837,to officially open in April 1838. open since then, it is one of the most important in the...

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  • 15. Vedado

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is a public square facing the United States Interest Section, the closest thing in Cuba to an American embassy. The square is full of black flags that obscure the electronic ticker tape message...

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  • 16. Plaza de Armas

    This is a lovely square withe central part where you can sit under the trees and people watch or have a browse round the numerous stands of book-sellers that abound here every day. If you don't find a...

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  • 17. Rum Factories

    Since we don't smoke, we decided to skip the cigar factory tour but we do like rum so we were curious to see that the Museo del Ron had to offer. The tour wasn't all that great but we did learn a bit...

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  • 18. Nacional Hotel

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sitting on a high bluff overlooking the Malecón, this is Havana's signature hotel, and it's loaded with atmosphere. Two massive turrets loom overhead as you approach the entrance along its palm-lined...

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  • 19. Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Captain general's palace, the governor of Cuba during the period of Spain one of the sites representing baroque period of Cuba, built between 1776-1791 . It used to house the mayor's office of Habana...

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  • 20. Barrio Chino - Chinese Neighborhood

    While travelling abroad we've often found ourselves gravitating to the nearest "Chinatown" in the various locations we visit. My wife is of Chinese ancestry & it's always interesting to learn about...

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  • 21. Paseo Del Prado

    A nice walk down to the Malecon from the Capitolio starts at the Parque Central, with the inevitable statue of José Marti, a Cuban poet and writer, one of the heros for the struggle for Cuban...

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  • 22. Parque Central - Central Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Framed by majestic-looking early 19th-century buildings, this park (also known as Parque José Martí) dates back to 1903. It is a large park surrounded by some of Old Havana's finest restaurants and...

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  • 23. Ambos Mundos Hotel

    Hotel Ambos Mundos is a popular place to visit due to its association with the famous writer Ernest Hemingway.He lived here for seven years in the 1930s,and in that time wrote several stories...

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  • 24. Havana's Graveyard

    The Cristobal Colon Cemetery is like a miniature city, with streets and squares as well as "houses." The elaborate tombs are very interesting to look at. The city’s wealthiest people bought plots...

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  • 25. Museo de Bellas Artes

    The art museum has collections of paintings from the colonial period to current paintings and sculptures. The galleries are well organized and they flow from one time period to another. The Colonial...

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