Havana, capital of the Caribbean island of Cuba, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and attractive cities on the entire planet.. There are already millions of tourists who have fallen under the charms of its streets and its people, always lively and hospitable.
Therefore, visiting Havana is always worth it. Thus we are going to make a small but intense trip to its most illustrious and peculiar areas and propose a series of ideas to spend the best vacations in the Cuban capital.
A walk through Old HavanaEl Morro Castle - Kamira
In any visit made to the most important city in Cuba you can not miss a delicious walk through Old Havana. It is the oldest area of the entire population and has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is therefore not uncommon to be advised to visit all the tourist that arrives in that beautiful land.
Among its most outstanding monuments we find places like the different squares, from that of San Francisco to that of the Cathedral. Next to them, fortresses, castles, shops of all kinds, bars with delicious Cuban food and even beautiful art galleries await the visitor of Old Havana.
«Havana, my Havana, if you knew the pain I feel when I sing to you and you don't understand that this crying is for love.»
-Fragment of "Habáname" by Carlos Varela-
The Museum of the Revolution
If there is something that has marked contemporary Havana is the Castro family. From his years in power there is a place that is a must in the city, the Museum of the Revolution. It is also located in the old area and has been standing since the middle of the last century.
On the walls of the eclectic Revolution Museum you can see all kinds of scenes related to the coming to power of Fidel Castro and the implementation of the socialist regime in every country.
Visit to the MaleconMalecon of Havana - Kamira
Another place that visitors should not miss when they arrive in Havana is the wonderful Malecon. Authentic social heart of the city, there has created a fantastic meeting point for artisans, musicians and travelers who enjoy a beautiful space by the sea from which to enjoy the pleasant Cuban climate and their taste for Caribbean melodies and art.
Along the more than 8 kilometers of the Malecon length, you will not only enjoy the art of Cubans, but also you can see all kinds of historical buildings such as monuments and castles, not to mention a spectacular sunset in front of the sea.
Approach the Vedado neighborhoodVedado Sweep - Frazao Production
Another great excursion that you must do to enjoy your best vacation in Havana is a visit to the Vedado neighborhood. With the eclectic architecture so typical of the cityyou can enjoy stately homes that dot avenues full of green and wide groves between areas and modern places that host all kinds of ministries and institutions of the government of Cuba.
Glimpse the Christopher Columbus NecropolisChristopher Columbus Necropolis - Tupungato
If you are one of those who enjoy visiting cemeteries, The Christopher Columbus Necropolis is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Due to its large number of works of art in both architecture and sculpture, it has become a place of worship for thousands of travelers.
You should not think of the Christopher Columbus Necropolis as a cemetery to use. Located in the Vedado neighborhood, it hosts pantheons that look more like colonial houses from past centuries and a large number of works in granite or Carrara marble that delight art lovers.
Trip to the Capitol
You cannot go to Havana to enjoy your best vacations and not visit what was once the center of power on the island of Cuba. The Capitol in an impressive building whose original operation was addressed to Parliament, but today it hosts the Academy of Sciences of the country.
Visit to the Miramar Neighborhood
Finally, we recommend a visit to the Barrio de Miramar for a great vacation in Havana. An area of the city where you will see real luxury mansions in which the highest classes of the country lived before the revolution, as is evident. Today it has become the terrain of embassies, splendid hotels and all kinds of restaurants in which to enjoy the rich Cuban cuisine.