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  • Ernest Hemingway Museum in Havana
    To see how one of America's greatest writer lived and worked, you should definitely visit his house which was turned into a museum. The Ernest Hemingway Museum looks pretty much the same as int the time Hemingway lived there. Full of [...]
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  • El Capitolio in Havana
    One of the grandest buildings in Havana, the Capitolio looks like a twin-building of the Capitol in Washington, DC, though it is a bit taller and longer than the latter. It's architecture is beautiful and stunning and being such a grand [...]
    D: 0.7mi01
  • Los Nardos Restaurant in Havana
    We had the most big and tasty meal of all our stay in the Los Nardos restaurant, situated opposite the Capitolio in Havana. The place is quite hidden (look for a neon sign and a doorman) but they serve the most delicious Spanish paella, [...]
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  • Hotel Ambos Mundos in Havana
    The hotel Ambos Mundos, its name meaning Both Worlds, is famous for its association with Ernest Hemingway, who stayed in one of its rooms and wrote there one of the chapters of his novel “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. It was one of the [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Museo de la Revolucion in Havana
    To learn more of a country's history it is best to visit it's museums, because this way you can get more in touch with the facts, objects and people of a certain country. In the Museo de la Revolucion we had this experience. It is well [...]
    D: 0.5mi00
  • The Old Havana (Habana Vieja)
    As a legendary city, founded in 1519, the Old Havana is a glorious place to see if you travel to Cuba. The city's architecture is full of various styles of colonial, art-deco and eclectic and thus provides an amazing insight into it's [...]
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  • El Aljibe Restaurant in Havana
    El Aljibe is the most popular restaurant in Havana, being famous for its roasted chicken which comes with large dishes of rice, black beans, potatoes and assorted salad. This huge meal has a really good price and even if it would be [...]
    D: 5mi00
  • Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana
    One of the world's largest squares, the Plaza de la Revolucion is not so grand at first sight, being an enormous concrete place with no shade at all. On second glance we notice the notable buildings surrounding the square, such as the Jose [...]
    D: 1.9mi00
  • Havana La Regla Ferry Trip
    We wanted to experience a quieter side of the hectic Havana city so we took a ferry to the La Regla district just across the bay. It was a good idea that we brought with ourselves some sandwiches and drinks because there aren't any shops or [...]
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  • Fabrica de Tabaco Partagas
    Founded by a Spanish man, Jaime Partagas, in 1845, this cigar factory is one the largest and most famous in Cuba. Visiting the factory is a must not just for those who are smoke-addicts, but to those who are keen on knowing something about [...]
    D: 0.5mi00
  • El Malecon Beach in Havana
    Visiting Havana is not worth without strolling along the 7km long beach that so much part of Havana. Here you can experience the everyday life of common people, watch families with their children, playing in the sands, or lovers strolling [...]
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  • Callejon de Hamel in Havana
    To really experience the Afro-Cuban culture, visiting the small side street called Callejon de Hamel is a must for everyone. It is amazing. The street is named after a rich Spanish trader, Fernando Hamel who provided everything for this [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Catedral de San Cristobal in Havana
    The Cathedral of Havana's saint, San Cristobal is one of the most visited sights of Habana Vieja. It is located in the Cathedral Square and was built by Jesuits during the 18th century. It is a magnificent building, designed in baroque [...]
    D: 1mi00
  • La Guarida Restaurant in Havana
    We saw the La Guarida restaurant featuring in the Oscar nominated movie “Strawberry and Chocolate” and when we visited Havana, we had to go there and see it for ourselves. The restaurant is located on the third of a building which [...]
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  • The Lenin Park in Havana
    Though not a typical tourist attraction, visiting Lenin Park can really give you something plus in your trip to the city. It is quite a large park, with shops and bars, an amusement park, bicycle rides and a swimming pool. You can also ride [...]
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  • The Malecon
    The Malecon is seven kilometers long wall along the seacoast of Havana. It is often called by the locals th soul of the city. This because it is very vivid. It is always full of all kinds of people. If you have seen films taking place in [...]
    D: 0.2mi00

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Havana History

Once it became officially known as a city in 1592, but King Philip II of Spain thought there was more of a focus to develop the city and concentrate on different infrastructures that could be built on the island which included a variety of churches fortresses castles etc. On June 6 1762, Cuba was taken over by the British during the Seven Year War.  This change in power led to a change in the products flowing in and out because now Cuba was able to trade with the rest of the Caribbean and North America which were also ruled by the British Crown.  This led way to the introduction of different foods, goods and animals onto the island.  As [...]
 
 
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  • $320Copa Air flight Copa Air 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Los Angeles, CA (LAX)Havana, CU (HAV)02/09/201808:47 pm
    Havana, CU (HAV)Los Angeles, CA (LAX)02/23/201802:25 pm
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  • $325Copa Air flight Copa Air 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Los Angeles, CA (LAX)Havana, CU (HAV)02/09/201808:47 pm
    Havana, CU (HAV)Los Angeles, CA (LAX)02/23/201802:25 pm
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  • $384Aeromexico flight Aeromexico 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Toronto, ON (YYZ)Havana, CU (HAV)05/23/201801:00 am
    Havana, CU (HAV)Toronto, ON (YYZ)06/05/201806:10 am
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