History remains a palpable part of daily life at Old Havana, the World Heritage-listed downtown of Cuba's capital. Founded by the Spanish in the 16th century, this historical neighborhood long served as the hub of commerce and a resting point for marauders transporting New World treasures back to Europe. The narrow streets of the central district contain numerous examples of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, as well as a charming ensemble of private homes complete with neatly decorated balconies and lush internal gardens. The starting point of many tours, this area contains Havana's main square and a 16th-century fortress guarding the entrance into the city's picturesque harbor. Arrange to visit Old Havana and other attractions in Havana using our Havana vacation website.
Old Havana reviews
Firstly we got greeted with a warm welcome on the door but once we was in it was like we was invisible. Staff continuously walked past us not making any eye contact. In the end we had to ask the door.... more »
Came here for my friends birthday. Had tapas ( 9 dishes) and a few gins recommended by David which was amazing, we told him what we like and he would make excellent recommendations he didn't... more »
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