Top Things to Do in Havana, Cuba

Top Things to Do in Havana, Cuba, Havana, Cuba (B)

On first impression, Havana can seem confusing and illogical – the result of independence wars, a revolution, and a U.S. trade embargo. Spend enough time with an open mind, however, and Havana will begin to beguile.

Are you ready to be seduced by Havana? We have prepared a list of the top things to do in Havana, Cuba.

Havana contains a maze of streets and a variety of sites. A great way to familiarize yourself to Havana is by taking a guided tour, either in one of the many available vintage car taxis or a horse-drawn carriage. Tour guides are knowledgable and cover all the major sites in Old Havana, with stops at significant points along the route. Tours last 1-2 hours and cost around 30 CUC (although this can be negotiated beforehand).

Further outside Old Havana in Vedado lies the Plaza de la Revolucion, which is culturally significant as the base of the Cuban government. Several of the flanking buildings contains large metal murals of famous figures from the Cuban Revolution. At the center of the Plaza de la Revolucion is the Memorial to Jose Marti, which at 138.5 meters is Havana’s tallest structure. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Havana, Cuba
Guide Location: Cuba » Havana
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Bjorgen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza de la Catedral
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Plaza Vieja
  • Plaza de San Francisco
  • Basilica Menor de San Franciso de Asis
  • Plaza de la Revolucion
  • Memorial to Jose Marti
  • Fabrica de Tabacos Partagas
  • Castillo de la Real Fuerza
  • La Giraldilla
  • Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña
  • Museum of the Revolution
  • Almancenes San Jose market
  • Museo del Ron

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