Havana is pure magic and vitality. The city offers travellers a myriad of experiences to explore the real Cuba and feel alive. Discover the hidden gems of Old Havana, Vedado and Miramar and be surprised by how open and friendly Cubans are.

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The Wonder City and its five centuries of history and traditions will make you want to come back again and again. And every time you’ll experience another of its many charms.

Havana A drive in a classic car
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A drive in a classic car

Visitors are enchanted by the legendary American cars in Havana. Looked after for years with great care and love by their owners, today they are spruced up to offer a unique city experience. Starting at Central Park, you can drive through central Havana and the Vedado district, the main hubs for life in the city and great examples of the varied architectural styles it encompasses. Further west you’ll find the contemporary Miramar with its exclusive chalets, beach areas, shopping centres, restaurants and bars. On your way back to Old Havana you can enjoy the cool sea breeze on the Malecón, a sight well worth seeing as the sun sets.

Havana Cocktails to fall in love with: Adán y Eva
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Cocktails to fall in love with: Adán y Eva

A drink that celebrates passion, romance and sin. Adán y Eva (Adam and Eve), created by the bartender Sergio Serrano, the only Cuban World Cocktail Champion, is a tribute to all this and the unique ambience at the Hotel Tryp Habana Libre. That’s why the drink has lent its name to a cultural space at Siboney bar in this establishment, a meeting place for art, culture and the bohemian lifestyle of a city that moves to the Caribbean rhythm. Ideal for sharing with friends or with your partner to celebrate a special occasion.

La Habana Vieja

The city’s earliest part is a special place where the colonial architecture and layout are preserved. Nestled next to a beautiful bay, it’s known for its welcoming squares, promenades along the sea, restaurants serving typical Creole dishes, busy bars and cafés playing traditional Cuban music as well as museums, art galleries and shops selling local craftwork.

La Catedral

Havana Cathedral is one of the most important examples of colonial architecture in the Caribbean and Latin America. Its unique style blending together European heritage and Creole influences has turned it into a highly prized building that has been visited by dignitaries of the Catholic Church.

Castillo de la Real Fuerza

The city’s first fortifications are still preserved today in perfect condition. Particularly of interest is its peculiar moat, the collection of historically valuable objects and a striking view of the entrance to Havana Bay.

Bodeguita del Medio

One of the iconic places in Old Havana is undoubtedly this small restaurant, the home of the famous Cuban mojitos; visiting here to try the most delicious flavours of Creole cuisine is a must. Thousands of visitors have left their signature on its walls while enjoying the constantly cheerful atmosphere that reigns here.

Floridita

This charming bar in Old Havana was immortalised by the US writer Ernest Hemingway, who used to go there to drink one of the most exquisite and refreshing cocktails they prepare: Daiquiri. Since then Floridita has become known as the home of the Daiquiri.

Museo del Ron

This unusual museum next to Havana Bay will explain the long historical and cultural process that led to the making of the most famous Cuban rums. Ranging from the work performed by slaves in the mill to produce cane sugar in the 19th century to the most contemporary blending and ageing processes, the route is full of authentically Cuban aromas and flavours.

Puerto de La Habana

The city’s port is one of the areas most steeped in history. A wealthy trade emporium during the colonial era, the target of corsairs and pirates and invaded by English troops, its waters, quays and walls hold legends that locals and visitors are eager to discover.

Almacenes San José

Sited on one of the quays in the bay, here you can find a great variety of local craftwork based on wood, fabric and traditional products, as well as painting, sculpture and engravings.

Estación Central de Ferrocarriles

Havana Central Station is a real icon of the city’s architecture. Standing on the edge of the colonial city, this is an ideal place to discover the areas surrounding the port districts.

Callejón de los Peluqueros

The outcome of a community project, the Callejón de los Peluqueros, or Hairdressers’ Alley, is an original bazar of local businesses, restaurants and bars with a unique atmosphere. On the edge of Old Havana, it’s a perfect place to discover the peace and quiet of the famous Ángel quarter.

El Malecón

The long wall running along the coast for almost seven kilometres is certainly one of the most representative areas in Havana. This waterfront promenade affords impressive views of the city and the sea from the bay entrance to the River Almendares. Both during the day and at night, it’s a place where people get together and also a traditional part of the carnival route.

Talleres y galerías de arte

Old Havana is brimming with galleries and the workshops of well-known artists and the promising young talent of Cuban art. The Experimental Graphics Workshop, the Servando Cabrera Silk-Screen Printing Workshop, the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Centre, the Visual Art Development Centre and the Carmen Montilla Gallery provide a rich canvas of visual arts in Cuba.

Fábrica de Arte Cubano

This cultural project has become one of the most important spaces on Havana’s cultural scene in recent years. Galleries, stages for concerts and theatrical productions, fashion shows, screening of films and documentaries are just some of the options you can find in an old oil factory repurposed by Cuban artists.

Colonial Havana: a treasure trove of history and culture

The wealth of culture and architecture in Havana’s historic centre has earned it the status of World Cultural Heritage City. Five centuries after it was founded, we invite you to discover some its most emblematic places such as squares, fortresses and sites that are an intrinsic part of the Cuban capital’s spirit.

Havana Salsa lessons
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Salsa lessons

Dance is intrinsic to Cuba and Havana. The city is always full of music and rhythm. That’s why salsa classes are usually so popular with visitors. Nothing beats having a few lessons and then visiting one of the popular nightlife spots where internationally famous orchestras put dancers through their paces.

Havana The most typical avenue in Havana
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The most typical avenue in Havana

A sublime landscape, tranquil water crossed every day by large ships and small fishing boats, churches, people going to work or returning home. These are scenes that are repeated on one of Havana’s classic trips aboard the Lanchita de Regla. This small ferry links the coastal municipality of Regla with Old Havana and it’s an ideal method of transport for people who often need to cross the bay. It’s also a must if you want to pay homage to Our Lady of Regla, the black virgin that protects the sea and sailors as the African Yemoja does.

Capitolio Nacional

One of the marvels of 20th-century Cuban architecture, the National Capitol building stands out for its steps, its luxurious rooms and valuable art collection.

Gran Teatro de La Habana

The city’s former Catalan Centre is one of the best examples of Havana architecture. This is the official home of the National Ballet of Cuba, which gives performances throughout the year.

Parque Central

This popular park is the city’s hub. The starting point of the Paseo del Prado avenue, it is surrounded by important buildings, such as the Gran Teatro de La Habana, the National Museum of Fine Art, iconic hotels and boulevards, such as the streets Obispo and San Rafael.

Paseo del Prado

The most elegant of Havana’s avenues stretches from Central Park to the bay entrance. Altered over the years, it now has granite paving, marble benches and is guarded by legendary lion sculptures.

Sloppy Joe's

One of the most famous of the many popular bars that Havana was known for in the 1950s. Its elegant wooden counter and music turned it into the favourite hangout of prominent musicians and cultural figures.

Edificio Bacardí

This building is one of the most essential symbols of the Art Deco architectural movement in Cuba. Its exclusive and exquisite design make it a real work of art whose highlights are its glass and iron work.

Museo de la Revolución

The former Presidential Palace is one of the colonial city’s major museums. It has a valuable collection of items and testimonies linked to the birth and development of the Cuban Revolution in the mid-20th century.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Two imposing buildings, one dedicated to universal art and the other exclusively to Cuban art, form the National Museum of Fine Art, which brings together notable international collections and the best visual arts in Cuba.

Fábrica de Tabacos Habana Vieja

One of the standout experiences you can have in Havana is learning how authentic Cuban cigars are made. The island’s best tobacco is taken to these world-famous factories and turned into the different shapes and aromas of the cigar brands Cohíba, Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta, to name a few.

Havana, where traditional and modern come together

Havana, a marvellous city, gives you the chance to combine the traditional with the modern. On your travels through the city, don’t miss its historic and most iconic places and new community projects that fill the capital with life.

Havana Tropicana: a night under the stars
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Tropicana: a night under the stars

The most famous of Cuba’s night-time cabarets always puts on a spectacular show under the stars. Outstanding musicians and dancers delight the audience by showcasing critical aspects of Cuban culture. Exquisite dinners and a first-class cocktail bar accompany these unique evenings in the island’s capital.

Havana Magical evenings in Habana Café
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Magical evenings in Habana Café

An attractive atmosphere that reminds us of 1950s Havana, the most famous Cuban orchestras and first-class service are some of the ingredients that make the Hotel Meliá Cohíba’s Habana Café a perfect spot for spending a magical evening. Just a few metres from the classic Malecón promenade and in the centre of Vedado, this evening cabaret is a favourite with visitors wanting to add a touch of exclusivity and glamour to their experience of the city.

Fusterlandia

This community project led by the Cuban artist José Fúster has transformed the life and ambience of Jaimanitas, a coastal district in the outskirts of Havana. Houses and public spaces full of colour deliver an unusual experience in this city.

5ta Avenida

This long street goes through the modern district of Miramar, an extension of the city after crossing over the River Almendares. Besides its splendid central avenue, it offers exclusive restaurants, bars, shopping areas and the hotels in the western part of the city.

Casa de la Amistad

This beautiful palace in Vedado is the backdrop to a charming love story. Concerts and performances by prominent Cuban artists are held in its peaceful courtyard.

Plaza de la Revolución

One of the most significant places in the history of Cuba in the past 60 years is the Plaza de la Revolución square in Havana. This place for gatherings, parades and marches has been the setting for the most momentous speeches made by the island’s political leaders as well as major concerts, cultural and sport events. The José Martí Memorial and the magnificent view from the highest vista point in the city are some of its other attractions.

Cementerio Colón

This is the largest cemetery in the Caribbean area. Its sculptures and environmental design have turned it into a highly-prized reference of Cuban heritage. Some of the country’s famous historical and cultural figures are buried here.

Heladería Coppelia

Havana’s ice cream parlour is one of the capital’s must-visit places. Here locals and residents come together in a setting that is another reference of modern Cuban culture on one of the city’s busiest streets.

Callejón de Hammel

Located between Old Havana and Vedado, this project pays homage to the African heritage of Cuban culture. Folk music and dance groups delight visitors with typical Afro Cuban dances and songs in a colourful setting full of sound.

Havana, a real architectural museum

You’re bound to be captivated by the history, heritage, culture and architecture of its famous monuments and castles. Take advantage of your stay in Havana to experience unforgettable moments.

Havana The Cannon Blast Ceremony
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The Cannon Blast Ceremony

Since the time when the city was protected by its walls, the famous canon fire at nine announced that the gates were closing. And even when Havana began to expand at the beginning of the 19th century, the canon-fire ceremony at La Cabaña Fortress continued to signal that night was falling over the city. A wonderful military ceremony accompanies the canon fire every day and is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Havana Dinner with the city at your feet
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Dinner with the city at your feet

Few places in Havana can provide the view of the city afforded by the Sierra Maestra restaurant at Tryp Habana Libre. Located on the 25th floor of this classic hotel, it provides its visitors with an unforgettable experience accompanied by exquisite creative cuisine. A perfect place for a romantic dinner or for sharing special moments.

Castillo de San Salvador de La Punta

La Punta Castle, overlooking the bay entrance in the west, was one of the city’s bastions in the colonial period. Visitors are impressed by its sombre appearance and imposing cannons.

Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro

This amazing castle, whose lighthouse is one of Havana’s symbolic images, rises up on the eastern side of the bay. Initially designed to protect the port entrance, today it guides vessels and houses a valuable collection of military items dating from colonial times.

Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña

The largest fortification in Havana has a rich history and today it’s the home of major events such as the International Book Fair and the Havana Biennial of Plastic Art. The famous cannon fire at nine at night takes place on its walls.

El Cristo

This iconic sculpture guards the entrance to Havana Bay in the Casablanca district. Here you are afforded a sublime view of the city and its bay.

OTHER PLACES YOU CAN NOT LOSE

5ta Avenida

This long street goes through the modern district of Miramar, an extension of the city after crossing over the River Almendares. Besides its splendid central avenue, it offers exclusive restaurants, bars, shopping areas and the hotels in the western part of the city.

Almacenes San José

Sited on one of the quays in the bay, here you can find a great variety of local craftwork based on wood, fabric and traditional products, as well as painting, sculpture and engravings.

Bodeguita del Medio

One of the iconic places in Old Havana is undoubtedly this small restaurant, the home of the famous Cuban mojitos; visiting here to try the most delicious flavours of Creole cuisine is a must. Thousands of visitors have left their signature on its walls while enjoying the constantly cheerful atmosphere that reigns here.

Callejón de Hammel

Located between Old Havana and Vedado, this project pays homage to the African heritage of Cuban culture. Folk music and dance groups delight visitors with typical Afro Cuban dances and songs in a colourful setting full of sound.

Callejón de los Peluqueros

The outcome of a community project, the Callejón de los Peluqueros, or Hairdressers’ Alley, is an original bazar of local businesses, restaurants and bars with a unique atmosphere. On the edge of Old Havana, it’s a perfect place to discover the peace and quiet of the famous Ángel quarter.

Capitolio Nacional

One of the marvels of 20th-century Cuban architecture, the National Capitol building stands out for its steps, its luxurious rooms and valuable art collection.

Casa de la Amistad

This beautiful palace in Vedado is the backdrop to a charming love story. Concerts and performances by prominent Cuban artists are held in its peaceful courtyard.

Castillo de la Real Fuerza

The city’s first fortifications are still preserved today in perfect condition. Particularly of interest is its peculiar moat, the collection of historically valuable objects and a striking view of the entrance to Havana Bay.

Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro

This amazing castle, whose lighthouse is one of Havana’s symbolic images, rises up on the eastern side of the bay. Initially designed to protect the port entrance, today it guides vessels and houses a valuable collection of military items dating from colonial times.

Castillo de San Salvador de La Punta

La Punta Castle, overlooking the bay entrance in the west, was one of the city’s bastions in the colonial period. Visitors are impressed by its sombre appearance and imposing cannons.

Cementerio Colón

This is the largest cemetery in the Caribbean area. Its sculptures and environmental design have turned it into a highly-prized reference of Cuban heritage. Some of the country’s famous historical and cultural figures are buried here.

Cienfuegos

This French heritage city, called the Pearl of Southern Cuba, is famed for its beautiful architecture and how it blends in with the natural surroundings of the bay it hugs and the nearby Sierra del Escambray mountains.

Cojímar

This classic fishing village to the east of Havana is an exceptional destination with excellent restaurants.

Edificio Bacardí

This building is one of the most essential symbols of the Art Deco architectural movement in Cuba. Its exclusive and exquisite design make it a real work of art whose highlights are its glass and iron work.

El Cristo

This iconic sculpture guards the entrance to Havana Bay in the Casablanca district. Here you are afforded a sublime view of the city and its bay.

El Malecón

The long wall running along the coast for almost seven kilometres is certainly one of the most representative areas in Havana. This waterfront promenade affords impressive views of the city and the sea from the bay entrance to the River Almendares. Both during the day and at night, it’s a place where people get together and also a traditional part of the carnival route.

Estación Central de Ferrocarriles

Havana Central Station is a real icon of the city’s architecture. Standing on the edge of the colonial city, this is an ideal place to discover the areas surrounding the port districts.

Fábrica de Arte Cubano

This cultural project has become one of the most important spaces on Havana’s cultural scene in recent years. Galleries, stages for concerts and theatrical productions, fashion shows, screening of films and documentaries are just some of the options you can find in an old oil factory repurposed by Cuban artists.

Fábrica de Tabacos Habana Vieja

One of the standout experiences you can have in Havana is learning how authentic Cuban cigars are made. The island’s best tobacco is taken to these world-famous factories and turned into the different shapes and aromas of the cigar brands Cohíba, Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta, to name a few.

Finca Vigía

The place where Ernest Hemingway was laid to rest in Cuba has a great collection of the US writer’s objects.

Floridita

This charming bar in Old Havana was immortalised by the US writer Ernest Hemingway, who used to go there to drink one of the most exquisite and refreshing cocktails they prepare: Daiquiri. Since then Floridita has become known as the home of the Daiquiri.

Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña

The largest fortification in Havana has a rich history and today it’s the home of major events such as the International Book Fair and the Havana Biennial of Plastic Art. The famous cannon fire at nine at night takes place on its walls.

Fusterlandia

This community project led by the Cuban artist José Fúster has transformed the life and ambience of Jaimanitas, a coastal district in the outskirts of Havana. Houses and public spaces full of colour deliver an unusual experience in this city.

Gran Teatro de La Habana

The city’s former Catalan Centre is one of the best examples of Havana architecture. This is the official home of the National Ballet of Cuba, which gives performances throughout the year.

Heladería Coppelia

Havana’s ice cream parlour is one of the capital’s must-visit places. Here locals and residents come together in a setting that is another reference of modern Cuban culture on one of the city’s busiest streets.

La Catedral

Havana Cathedral is one of the most important examples of colonial architecture in the Caribbean and Latin America. Its unique style blending together European heritage and Creole influences has turned it into a highly prized building that has been visited by dignitaries of the Catholic Church.

La Habana Vieja

The city’s earliest part is a special place where the colonial architecture and layout are preserved. Nestled next to a beautiful bay, it’s known for its welcoming squares, promenades along the sea, restaurants serving typical Creole dishes, busy bars and cafés playing traditional Cuban music as well as museums, art galleries and shops selling local craftwork.

Museo de la Revolución

The former Presidential Palace is one of the colonial city’s major museums. It has a valuable collection of items and testimonies linked to the birth and development of the Cuban Revolution in the mid-20th century.

Museo del Ron

This unusual museum next to Havana Bay will explain the long historical and cultural process that led to the making of the most famous Cuban rums. Ranging from the work performed by slaves in the mill to produce cane sugar in the 19th century to the most contemporary blending and ageing processes, the route is full of authentically Cuban aromas and flavours.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Two imposing buildings, one dedicated to universal art and the other exclusively to Cuban art, form the National Museum of Fine Art, which brings together notable international collections and the best visual arts in Cuba.

Parque Central

This popular park is the city’s hub. The starting point of the Paseo del Prado avenue, it is surrounded by important buildings, such as the Gran Teatro de La Habana, the National Museum of Fine Art, iconic hotels and boulevards, such as the streets Obispo and San Rafael.

Paseo del Prado

The most elegant of Havana’s avenues stretches from Central Park to the bay entrance. Altered over the years, it now has granite paving, marble benches and is guarded by legendary lion sculptures.

Playa Varadero

Classified by TripAdvisor as one the five best beaches in the world, Varadero is a natural paradise thanks to its calm waters, excellent climate and endless strip of white sand.

Playas del Este

Eastwards, less than half an hour from the city centre, through the bay tunnel, lie several beaches of fine sand, stretching for 9 km: Bacuranao, El Mégano, Santa María del Mar, Boca Ciega and Guanabo. Tourist accommodation and facilities of various types are dotted along the coast.

Plaza de la Revolución

One of the most significant places in the history of Cuba in the past 60 years is the Plaza de la Revolución square in Havana. This place for gatherings, parades and marches has been the setting for the most momentous speeches made by the island’s political leaders as well as major concerts, cultural and sport events. The José Martí Memorial and the magnificent view from the highest vista point in the city are some of its other attractions.

Puerto de La Habana

The city’s port is one of the areas most steeped in history. A wealthy trade emporium during the colonial era, the target of corsairs and pirates and invaded by English troops, its waters, quays and walls hold legends that locals and visitors are eager to discover.

Sloppy Joe's

One of the most famous of the many popular bars that Havana was known for in the 1950s. Its elegant wooden counter and music turned it into the favourite hangout of prominent musicians and cultural figures.

Talleres y galerías de arte

Old Havana is brimming with galleries and the workshops of well-known artists and the promising young talent of Cuban art. The Experimental Graphics Workshop, the Servando Cabrera Silk-Screen Printing Workshop, the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Centre, the Visual Art Development Centre and the Carmen Montilla Gallery provide a rich canvas of visual arts in Cuba.

Viñales

One of the most popular natural destinations in Cuba, Viñales captivates visitors with its beauty and peace and quiet.