Old Havana, Havana

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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.
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  • This is a hard review to submit. Because Habana Vieja has so much to offer. I would just say that why on Earth would anybody come to Cuba and not swing through the old city? This isn’t just a Cuban...  more »
  • What can I say about Havana? Except that I love it. It is the city where I was born and grew up, and I enjoy walking among its streets. I work in Old Havana, so every single day I get to look at this....  more »

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