The Old Havana (Habana Vieja), Cuba

 
00
    
Legend
  • Sightseeing travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: n/a
andra88's pictureby andra88 Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 10th of September, 2010
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 history and culture.

In this part of Havana you can find magnificent castles, such as the Los Tres Reyes del Morro and the La Gran Fuerza Castle. There are several religious buildings to see and explore, among the most notable is Basilica Menor del Convento de San Francisco de Asis, not to mention the various squares, like La Plaza de Armes, Plaza Vieja and Cathedral Square, that decorate Old Havana and are so much part of it's history and culture.

If you visit Havana, exploring the Old City is a must! :)

Address:
Old Havana, Cuba

Price:
Free

Opening Hours:
No opening hours.

 
El Aljibe Restaurant in HavanaMuseo de la Revolucion in Havana
 
 
 
Sightseeing
tips

Recent travel tips for Havana

  • 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 [...]
    D: n/a00
  • 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 [...]
    D: 6.1mi00
  • 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
  • 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 [...]
    D: 0.6mi00

Things about Havana you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Havana History

The second idea, which actually boosted Cuba’s importance, was when the Spanish Crown decided to protect its goods by having a fleet of ships travel together across the ocean to Spain.  Therefore, all ships with products had to unite in Havana’s harbor and then leave as one. Once it became officially known as a city in 1592, but King Philip II of Spain thought there was more of a focus to [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Montreal, Quebec
We had so much fun in Casa del Popolo, that every time we go to Montreal we step by the pub and have a drink and a sandwich. They have an...
Night Life & Entertainment: Casa del Popolo in Montreal

Martigny, Switzerland
It´s a nice small village, that has got a well equipped museum, showing roman history, as well as old-timer cars and modern history. If you are...
General: A nice village

 

Luxor, Egypt
The building s the mortuary temple of the first known female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, who reigned in the 15th century BC. She was one of the most...
History & Culture: Hatshepsut Temple

Saqqara, Egypt
The building of the Step Pyramid of Djoser was a very important moment in the Egyptian Architecture for it was the first stone pyramid built in...
History & Culture: Pyramid of Djoser

 

Tripoli, Greece
If you are at this city, and you plan to go in the south, check the actual time schedules of the train and bus, if you want to use it.
Public Transportation: Traveling

Jalan Kayu, Singapore
Thasevi Prata Restaurant as the name suggest is very much famous for its pratas.(round circular flour made bread resembling a pancake cooked over a...
Food: Thasevi Prata Restaurant

 

Istanbul, Turkey
If you are at Istanbul, you should visit the Hagia Sophia. Nowadays it´s a moslemic Moschee, but it was built as a christian church, representing...
History & Culture: Hagia Sophia

Long Beach, California
This place offers some real good food and a fantastic atmosphere. I would say they really need to get the upstairs terasse open, but then that’s...
Food: Belmont Brewing Company

 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
A three miles long oceanfront, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk is the main attraction of the city. Full of amusement parks, hotels, walk and bike...
Sightseeing: Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Novi Sad, Serbia
This is a public beach, one of the most beautiful on the Danube river. There are many cafes, restaurants fast food, and manysupporting facilities...
Beaches : Shtrand - Public Beach

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*