Walking Tour of Old Havana

La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) is a living, breathing monument to Spanish colonial architecture, beginning in the 16th Century. Walking tours of Old Havana, with staff member of the City Historian’s office is the recommended way to experience La Habana Vieja. Old Havana has maintained the pattern of the early urban setting with its five large plazas, each with its own architectural character.

The five plazas, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza del Cristo and Plaza de la Catedral, are surrounded by many outstanding buildings, including Iglesia Catedral de La Habana (The Cathedral of Havana), Convento de San Francisco de Asís, Palacio del Segundo Cabo and Palacio de los Capitanes Generales. Interspersed with this mix of baroque and neoclassical style monuments is a homogeneous ensemble of private houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron gates and internal courtyards –many of them evocatively time worn, but many restored to their original majesty.

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Havana's Paseo del Prado

Running from Calle Neptuno all the way to the Port of Havana, this majestic Boulevard divides Old Havana from Central Havana

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Nightlife and Entertainment

There is an exciting and cutting edge nightlife scene in Cuba.

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Hemingway's Finca Vigia

Ten miles east of Havana is Hemingway's Cuba house, Finca Vigia

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Hemingway Yacht Club

Located at that Marina, Ernest Hemingway International Yacht Club, founded in 1992 is a non-governmental organization by Commod...

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