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What You Should Know More About Havana

  • Travel Advice

    ·         There are chances of luggage thefts on arrivals of airports and hence, remove all your valuables from your suitcases and keep them in your hand luggage.

    ·         There are some bogus tour agents and taxi drivers who take advantage of tourists not knowing anything. Hence, you should book everything through authorized bodies.

    ·         There are a few recorded incidents of car related crime like theft or robbery of the passenger. You should take necessary precautions to avoid this.

    ·         Do not go out on lonely roads at night, not even in the taxis if you are alone.

    ·         Take care in areas like Central Havana, especially at night, as the area tends to get unsafe.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age to consume all types of alcoholic drinks in the capital city of Cuba is 16 years of age.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Havana Malecon

    This is the most exciting thing to do in Havana, especially at night. The best area is to here is to hang out at the corner of 23rd street, and trust us, you will experience the hottest night life ever when you are here. You will meet different kinds of people over here, and even make some friends. Enjoy the entire party atmosphere while sipping on Cuban beer or rum and preferably go here on a weekend to see the best of the fun over here.


    Communal Taxi Ride


    The community taxis in Cuba are old American cars, which are the classiest models of taxis you will ever see. You can rent one for yourself and ride along Havana, just like a local. The cost of this taxi is not very high and hence, you will get to enjoy riding these sexy cars around the city without burning a hole in your pockets.


    Nature Park


    There is a relaxing nature park which is located at the end of the 23rd street, under the bridge located near to it. Named ad Parque Almendares, you can perfectly relax at this park, bring some food and drinks and just rejuvenate yourself beside the river, on a day when you have no tour planned. You can also click some amazing pictures at this wonderful sight-seeing destination.


    Old Havana


    Old Havana, which is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO is a place which oozes out an old historic charm. There are elegant and classical buildings and border cobbled squares in this area, with narrow streets like a maze. This place is carefully restored in order to maintain its beauty and the main highlight here is the Catedral de San Cristobal, which is a celebration of the Cuban Baroque Style. You can enjoy this place while eating some amazing street food and classic brewed beer.


    Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro


    Also known as El Morro, this place is located at the entrance of the Bay of Havana, which was built in the late 16th century. Designed by Italian engineer Giovanni Battista Antonelli, this place was built in order to have a guard from pirate attacks. Currently, this place is open to visitors who can enjoy beautiful scenery of the sparkling blue ocean and also get a view of the amazing city of Havana.


    El Capitolio


    The El Capitolio, which was established in the year 1929 is a reminiscent of the Capitol building in Washington D. C. and was the major government office until 1959. It is one of the most strikingly beautiful landmark of this city, which has witnessed some of the major historic events associated with the Cuban revolution. Do not forget to walk around this place and enjoy some of the best street food here.


    Paseo Del Prado


    Paseo Del Prado is the most beautiful street in Havana. This tree-lined street with marble benches, iron lampposts and bronze lions give you a feel of walking in the garden of some palace. There are elegant old cinema halls, hotels and mansions located on this street in authentic Moorish styling. When you walk over here, you will sense a different feel of peace and tranquility.


    Fusterlandia


    Fusterlandia is a small village located on the outskirts of Havana and is a complete plethora of color and creativity. There is an unending kaleidoscopic array of mosaic displays, sculptures and paintings throughout the entire village. Even the homes and bus shelters over here are decorated. The houses and other constructions here look very vibrant and is a complete feast to your eyes. If you want to have a glimpse of some quirky art, you should head to this destination.

  • What you will like there?

    Havana Malecon

    This is the most exciting thing to do in Havana, especially at night. The best area is to here is to hang out at the corner of 23rd street, and trust us, you will experience the hottest nightlife ever when you are here. You will meet different kinds of people over here, and even make some friends. Enjoy the entire party atmosphere while sipping on Cuban beer or rum and preferably go here on a weekend to see the best of the fun over here.


    Communal Taxi Ride


    The community taxis in Cuba are old American cars, which are the classiest models of taxis you will ever see. You can rent one for yourself and ride along Havana, just like a local. The cost of this taxi is not very high and hence, you will get to enjoy riding these sexy cars around the city without burning a hole in your pockets.


    Nature Park


    There is a relaxing nature park which is located at the end of the 23rd street, under the bridge located near to it. Named ad Parque Almendares, you can perfectly relax at this park, bring some food and drinks and just rejuvenate yourself beside the river, on a day when you have no tour planned. You can also click some amazing pictures at this wonderful sight-seeing destination.


    Old Havana


    Old Havana, which is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO is a place which oozes out an old historic charm. There are elegant and classical buildings and border cobbled squares in this area, with narrow streets like a maze. This place is carefully restored in order to maintain its beauty and the main highlight here is the Catedral de San Cristobal, which is a celebration of the Cuban Baroque Style. You can enjoy this place while eating some amazing street food and classic brewed beer.


    Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro


    Also known as El Morro, this place is located at the entrance of the Bay of Havana, which was built in the late 16th century. Designed by Italian engineer Giovanni Battista Antonelli, this place was built in order to have a guard from pirate attacks. Currently, this place is open to visitors who can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sparkling blue ocean and also get a view of the amazing city of Havana.


    El Capitolio


    The El Capitolio, which was established in the year 1929 is reminiscent of the Capitol building in Washington D. C. and was the major government office until 1959. It is one of the most strikingly beautiful landmark of this city, which has witnessed some of the major historic events associated with the Cuban revolution. Do not forget to walk around this place and enjoy some of the best street food here.


    Paseo Del Prado


    Paseo Del Prado is the most beautiful street in Havana. This tree-lined street with marble benches, iron lampposts and bronze lions give you a feel of walking in the garden of some palace. There are elegant old cinema halls, hotels and mansions located on this street in authentic Moorish styling. When you walk over here, you will sense a different feel of peace and tranquility.


    Fusterlandia


    Fusterlandia is a small village located on the outskirts of Havana and is a complete plethora of color and creativity. There is an unending kaleidoscopic array of mosaic displays, sculptures and paintings throughout the entire village. Even the homes and bus shelters over here are decorated. The houses and other constructions here look very vibrant and are a complete feast for your eyes. If you want to have a glimpse of some quirky art, you should head to this destination.

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?
  • Books

    Time Out Havana - 3rd Edition

    The Rough Guide To Cuba

Listings in Havana