Handpicked by a Cuba Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Icon places to see in Havana'.


Great Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso

Great Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso   The Great Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso, headquarters of the Ballet and the National Opera of Cuba, is located in Centro Habana, on the Paseo de Martí, right next to the National Capitol of Cuba. Currently this building forms a large cultural complex with several rooms and is one of the most important cultural institutions in Latin America. &nbs...


Bacardi Building

Bacardí Building   The Bacardí Building is the first Art Deco building built in the city of Havana. Considered as an architectural jewel of the time and one of the best samples of decorative art, this building is located on Avenida de las Misiones, in Old Havana. Its construction was completed in 1930 and at that time it was the tallest building on the island. The building is said to co...


The Malecon of Havana

The Malecon of Havana   The Malecon is a suggestive seafront about eight kilometers long located in Havana. This huge walk is also one of the most authentic and famous avenues in Cuba. This is one of the meeting points preferred by lovers, poets, troubadours, philosophers and fishermen. Enjoy an especially passionate atmosphere during the sunset, since this is where you can see one of the...


National Capitol of Cuba

National Capitol of Cuba   The National Capitol of Cuba is one of the most emblematic buildings in the city of Havana. This majestic building, located in Centro Habana, is similar to the Washington D.C Capitol, but one meter higher, one meter wider, one meter longer and much richer in detail. The construction works were initiated by the Cuban dictator Gerardo Machado in 1926 with US suppo...


Alley of Hamel

Alley of Hamel Hamel Alley is located between Aramburu and Hospital streets, in Centro Habana. It is the first mural on the public highway dedicated to Afro-Cuban culture, which was born on April 21, 1990 in the Key West neighborhood.   History Fernando Belleau Hamel That was the name of the Franco-German American who bought some land in the Key West neighborhood at the beginning of the...


Mercaderes Street

Mercaderes Street Discover what Mercaderes Street is like and its surroundings in Old Havana, Cuba   Mercaderes Street has been completely restored by the Office of the Historian of Old Havana. It is currently paved and pedestrian, and constitutes an almost complete replica of the original street dating from the eighteenth century.   The street is full of museums, shops, restauran...


Revolution Square

Revolution Square   The Revolution Square is located in the municipality of Havana that bears the same name. In addition to being one of the largest public squares in the world, with 72,000 square meters, it is a place of great historical value, since it has been the scene of several of the main events and events of the Cuban Revolution. In it a million people (almost one tenth of the Cub...


Palace of the Marquises of Aguas Claras

Palace of the Marquises of Aguas Claras Discover the Marquises Palace of Aguas Claras in Old Havana, Cuba The Palace of the Marquises of Aguas Claras is located on the west side of the Cathedral Square.   This baroque palace, whose construction finished in the year 1760, has been greatly honored by the great beauty of its shady Andalusian patio, where there is a fountain surrounded by gr...


Cathedral Square in Old Havana

Cathedral Square in Old Havana   The Plaza de La Catedral is the most uniform of the four main colonial squares of Old Havana. This square is an authentic Cuban baroque museum, since all the buildings located in it, including the Cathedral, are from the 18th century. In this square the streets of Empedrado and San Ignacio converge.   Some of the most outstanding buildings in this s...

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