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With “El Cristo de la Havana” blessing the city, Havana is a city of contrasts that never sleeps. The Caribbean's largest city, attracts visitors with a tasty blend of Cuban rum, salsa, cabarets, jazz, casinos, nightclubs, bars, cinemas, theatres, monuments, castles, fortresses and idyllic beaches in an exotic environment with a tropical climate.
La Habana Vieja
The oldest part of the city was founded by the Spanish in the sixteenth century and is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO. It extends from the port to the Plaza de Armas. This is an interesting site with great monuments, fortresses, churches, palaces and cobbled streets, it´s oldy world charm makes it a contrast to other areas of the city which not has been restored.
El Vedado The most modern part of the city, which until recently was a small fishing and charcoal village. Today its one of the most exclusive areas (more...) of the city featuring luxurious casinos, banks, hotels, shops in a beautiful environment with numerous green parks.
The Malecón This is one of the most famous boardwalks in the world. The Malecón starts in the port of Havana (Old Town) and extends 8 km to the Vedado. As you can imagine this is a good place to people watch, but also a place where the locals sometimes cool off in the sea or go fishing.
Miramar A residential area of Havana, a modern place where most of the hotels and shops in Havana are located. There are also supermarkets, cultural centers and other attractions, this is an area where tourists comfortably can find all they need for their vacation.
Centro Habana Located between El Vedado and Old Havana this is a place full of bars and restaurants with an impressive architecture, from which one may reach almost all important places by foot. And as in other big cities, there is a Chinatown, where you can enjoy the best of the Asian cuisine.
If you want to sunbath, Mégano, Santa María del Mar, Boca Ciega y Guanabo are some of the beautiful paradise-like beaches of Cuba within the range of “Playas del Este”, 30 km from the capital.
Make your stay in Havana a culinary tour through the city and sample local dishes such as "Ropa Vieja" a popular dish made of shredded beef in tomato sauce cooked to be eaten with beans, bananas, rice, and sometimes small arepas (corn bread). In Old Havana you'll find a place where you will learn all about Cuba's most famous drink, rum. A tour through the museum will let you discover the whole process of how the product is produced, from the extraction of the sugar from the cane to the process of distillation. And after tasting the famous rum perhaps you will fancy something sweet? If that is the case, let the smooth chocolate bonbons from the Chocolate Museum, also in the Old part of Havana, melt slowly in your mouth, in a place where the well-known aroma of chocolate makes itself irresistible to its visitors.
If you want to see monuments, historical buildings and museums a must-see is the National Capitol Building on Paseo del Prado, which since its inauguration has become one of the most representative symbols of Havana. Another fascinating place is the Palace of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Revolution, an educational site where you can discover material and collections from the Cuban Revolution.