Pearl of the Antilles
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 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
Cannon Firing Ceremony at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana
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 t... See more
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
Beach Trip at Guanabo in Playas del Este
There are great beaches in the town of Guanabo, about 25 minutes east of Havana. It’s a beautiful beach and there will be lots of locals there on a hot day. There are also many bars and restaurants.
The Camera Obscura
Located on the Plaza Vieja on the top floor of the Edificio Gómez Vila is Havana’s Camera Obscura, an interesting optical device invented by Leonardo da Vinci that provides a live 360-degree view of t... See more
Castle of the Royal Force
The Castillo de la Real Fuerza (the Castle of the Royal Force) was completed in 1577 by Spanish authorities to protect Havana from attacks by pirates or rival powers. It is one of the oldest stone fo... See more
Museum of the Revolution
Located in Old Havana in what used to be the presidential palace of all Cuban presidents through history. Completed in 1920, the palace’s opulent interior was decorated by Tiffany’s of New York.
The m... See more