Essential visits in Havana

Havana is not only the capital of the Republic of Cuba and its largest city, but it is also a city with much to offer the traveler. This place trapped in time conveys an aspect of decadent glamor, which is the result of careful reconstruction of the colonial era against a backdrop of color.

The Cuban capital combines music, tradition and culture with national monuments and natural attractions of great value. Today we move to this wonderful corner to tell you about some of its main points of interest. Of course, we apologize in advance for all those we have left in the pipeline. In fact, we encourage you to recommend places to us. Would you like to join us?


First of all, we want to talk about the Malecón, which comprises a wide six-lane avenue and a wall that runs along the entire north coast of Havana. Along the avenue you will find important monuments: that of Generalissimo Máximo Gómez, that of Major General Antonio Maceo, that of General Calixto García … In addition, it houses representative buildings and monuments, such as the Castillo de la Real Fuerza de La Habana or the Castillo of San Salvador.

Old Havana

Without a doubt, the most charming place in the Cuban capital is Old Havana, the oldest part of the city. In this neighborhood you will find architectural jewels that are testimony of a better time. For example, here is the Cathedral and the Capitol, a building that we will talk about next. In addition, Old Havana is home to restaurants of all kinds, bookstores, museums and shops.

Capitol of Havana

As we just told you, the Capitol of Havana is located in Old Havana. Built in 1929, it is inspired by the Pantheon in Paris, St. Peter’s in Rome, and the United States Capitol. Symbol of Cuba, today it is the headquarters of the National Assembly of People’s Power.

Revolution Square

Another place that you should visit if you have the opportunity to travel to Havana is the Plaza de la Revolución, which is considered one of the largest squares on the planet. Here is the Monument to José Martí and the Ministry of the Interior, with the image of Che Guevara.

Main Square

Main Square
We must also talk about the Plaza de Armas, which is the oldest of the four colonial squares in Old Havana. Here you will find an interesting second-hand book market , a statue of Carlos Manuel Céspedes, the Palace of the Counts of Santovenia and the five-star Hotel Santa Isabel.

Morro-Cabaña Military Historical Park

The Morro-Cabaña Military Historical Park could not be missing on our list, which offers spectacular views of the city. The park is home to two ancient fortresses: the Castle of the Three Santos Reyes del Morro and the Fortress of San Carlos de La Cabaña. It is important that you bear in mind that at 21,000 hours each day, the emblematic ceremony of "El Cañonazo" is held, which recreates the firing of a cannon over the port of Havana.


Of course, Havana is home to numerous museums , some of which are well worth visiting, such as the Museum of the City, the Museum of the Revolution, the National Museum of Fine Arts …


Finally, you should know that in Havana you can also enjoy beautiful white sand beaches. The best of all is that of Santa María , which is located half an hour from the city center. The beaches of Tarará, Boca Ciega and Guanabo are also worthwhile.

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