What to do in Havana in 6 days. A list of the major tourist attractions.
During our trip through Cuba we were in the capital three times. Havana is where most of the tourists land and pass while travelling through the country. Havana is a hello and good bye Cuba spot.
Before I visited Havana, I used to say, that there are two cities I love the most: New York and Buenos Aires. Both of them are full of life and covered with myths and dreams. Why couldn’t I pick just one? Well, New York with its iconic buildings is still carrying the signs of the glamorous past and Buenos Aires has this amazing South American flavor. How could I pick 😀 I have never imagined that I could find a place where my two biggest urban loves would come together. And here it is – Havana!
Havana is like a living organism; you can stay there all your life and discover it again and again every day. There is not such a thing as the maximum time you should spend in Havana once you get there. You’ll never get bored with it, I guarantee. It is enough to take a turn into a different street and you’ll find yourself in a new magical world. Not many cities are so full of life. You don’t even have to enter homes of the locals to take part in their everyday life, because the life is happening on the streets. It reminded me about Harlem in New York; well, without guns. Havana appeared to us rather safe. We were never bothered during our evening walks through the streets in Centro Habana.
Together we stayed in Havana six days. Here is what we saw:
Day 1: Centro Habana
Day 1 we are spending in Centro Habana – the smallest of all 15 municipalities of Cuban capital and at the same time with the highest population density – and the western part of La Habana Vieja, the Old Havana. We are taking you for two walking tours to the Malecón, el Capitolio, Avenida de Italia, Boulevard de San Rafael, La Casa de la Música, and …. (read more)
Day 2: La Habana Vieja
During day 2 we will show you La Habana Vieja. The Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a major tourist attraction in Havana, and one of the most beautiful places in the capital of Cuba. Havana Vieja was the core of the original historic city of Havana. It was founded in 1519 by the Spanish and lies in the natural harbor of the Bay of Havana. The Old Havana’s narrow streets are full with baroque and neoclassical buildings. We start our walk with … (read more)
Day 3: Between life and death
What would be a travel without a mystery? In the cities like Havana, it is not difficult to find one. So today, on our day 3 in Havana, we are going to visit the mystic worlds of life and death. It’s going to be scary; it’s going to be magical. We will meet the spirits of the Santeria Gods and … (read more)
Day 4: In the Footsteps of Ernest Hemingway
It is said, that while visiting Havana, Hemingway’s granddaughter said that the capital of Cuba has three iconic people: Che, Fidel, and Hemingway. It may sound a little bit arrogant, taking into consideration Cuba’s rich history, but there is a little bit of truth here. If you are in Havana, you will definitely at some point bump into some place where Hemingway stayed, wrote something or simply had a cocktail. This famous American writer made Havana his second home in the early 1930s. Here he wrote some of his most famous novels, and made many of the Old Havana’s places more than popular. Today people from around the world come to Havana to follow Ernest Hemingway’s footsteps. Our Hemingway Trail we will start at … (read more)
Day 5: Vedado
Welcome to Vedado – Havana’s business district, constructed mainly in the first part of 20th century. This is where you will find Plaza de la Revólucion and the most famous Cuban hotels such as Hotel Nacional. We are going to follow the footsteps of celebrities and Mafia. We start our Vedado tour from … (read more)
Day 6: Havana diaries
We’ve been to great places, we’ve seen a lot, we’ve followed the dead and the alive, and now it’s time to do the most important thing in Havana: throw out your tour guide and … (read more)
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