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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  • August 15, 2017
    We spent quite a bit of time walking around Old Havana and exploring on our own and then later took an all day tour of Old Havana to get an understanding of what we were looking at, and the history. T...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I love Habana, is true , almost all the buildings are old and some of them falling apart, but the architecture is amazing, 19 century, you must expect an old city but splendorous yet.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    If you like history, visit places and live around local culture, eat right and still have fun too, go to Cuba. In 2 days in Cuban capital lived all this, in addition to numerous walks always feeling very secure. Worth the trip to this town and in particular to this open-air museum that is the old town. several points in this concentrated Pearl ´ tur "neighborhood" of havana.
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  • February 19, 2017
    Just nice
  • May 18, 2016
    Havana, the State of the music. Music everywhere, beautiful old cars and beautiful buildings. It is visible that there have been few opportunities for maintenance for a long time, but now they were getting. Cozy, but please note, silent is never here.
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