City of Columns
This island nation in the Caribbean Sea was a crossroads to the New World for explorers, pirates and exiles. Its past and present come together to create an eclectic city full of energy and excitement. You will feel like you have stepped back in time when you visit this colorful community and see the vintage cars cruising past a wide variety of architectural building styles that are uniquely Havana.
When renowned Cuban artist José Fuster came back from a tour of European galleries, he decided to recreate the public art of Gaudi in Barcelona and Brâncu? When he moved to Cuba he bought a small hou... See more
Party on the Havana Malecon
Walk along the Malecon at night. The best area is near the corner of 23rd street. On a hot night, it will seem like the whole city is perched on this sea wall. You’ll meet all kinds of people in this ... See more
See el Canonazo de las Nueve
Every night, at 9 p.m. sharp, in the fortress of La Cabaña, the ceremony of “el cañonazo de las nueve” takes place. Soldiers dressed in the traditional costumes of the 18th century shoot the cannons ... See more
The Barrio Chino
There is a Chinatown in Havana but there are no Chinese people there. In fact, there once was a huge Chinese community in Cuba. What is left today is just about 2 blocks of Chinese restaurants.
Salsa Dancing in Havana
If dancing is your thing, you can check out the Casa de la Musica in Central Havana. Foreigners mostly come in at night, but there are matinee shows from 5 to 8 where mostly Cubans go to dance and hav... See more
Ride a Communal Taxi Particular
Ride in a communal taxi. The old American cars that you will see everywhere in Havana are mostly used as taxis. They are great for getting around Havana cheaply, like a local.