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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Stay in old Havana... it is so beautiful, has so much character and history. The architecture is amazing It has such diverse neighbourhoods. The restaurants are great... not the tourist ones. The... more »
Last year my g/f and I stayed at a lovely hotel called "Panarama" located just outside of Havana , probably a twenty- five minute drive to the old town of Havana. The modern Panarama Hotel has a... more »
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