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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  • We took a family day tour from Varadero not being sure if it was worth the drive. Well if you have any chances do not miss old Havana, this place is rich in history and bustling with activities. We hi...  more »
  • The town is a historical Museum, rich in architecture. The buildings are of the time before the revolution and are being restored little by little.
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  • Re-fuel on any trip to Havana. Streets, architecture... an incredible journey in history!
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  • I loved it. Its houses, its parks, its streets, its people. Forced to walk and wander through its streets. Exudes joy, art, music and dance all over. There are many corners with charm. Definitely must-see for all those who go to Havana.
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  • The essence of Cuba. A must visit
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  • 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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