Old Havana (Habana Vieja)

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Havana, Cuba, exudes the elegance of a bygone era. Many of the elegant neoclassical and Baroque structures that line the cobblestone squares and small streets have been meticulously restored to their former glory.

Start your sightseeing tour in Old Havana by visiting one of the city’s major public squares, such as Plaza Vieja or Plaza de Armas. The magnificent Palacio de los Capitanes, which houses the Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum) and a lovely lush courtyard, is located in the latter.

The majestic Catedral de San Cristobal, a showcase of Cuban Baroque style, and the sturdy Castillo de la Real Fuerza, an amazing military bastion, are among attractions of Old Havana.

Take a stroll down Calle Obispo to get a sense of Havana’s vibrant energy. During the day, you can stroll around the stores and art galleries, admiring the vibrant Cuban Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Live music entices you into bustling restaurants and entertainment venues at night. The famous El Floridita restaurant is also located here, and is a must-see for most travellers.

Climb the 35-meter tower of the camera obscura for a stunning perspective of these well-aged jewels after soaking up all the history of this interesting district.

Finally, if you’re searching for a spot to eat in Havana, La Bodeguita del Medio, a former Hemingway hangout, dishes you exquisite fish and icy cocktails.