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La Havane

A mythic town of Latin America, La Havane has slowly been shaped by its 500 years of fascinating history to become the cultural and historical pearl it is today. Founded in 1519 by the conquistadors, the Cuban capital has been a place for pirates, a fortified port for Spanish slavery, a town of prized gambling by the North American mafia and the communist revolution theatre.

La Habana Vieja, the old part of town, seems to be a place designed for taking the pulse of the metropolis. Start by taking a walk on Malecon, a large avenue around the bay, before heading down the streets that will reveal a magnificent architecture of baroque and neoclassical buildings. During your visit, you can discover the Capitolio, an extraordinary replica of the capitol in Washington, and the Revolutionary Museum, located in the ancient presidential palace of dictator Batista. On the banks of the canal, a number of fortresses are visible, one being the Castillo Del Morro, an admirable construction. Close the loop by going to the National Hotel of Cuba where many world renowned artists have stayed such as Frank Sinatra. Relax and enjoy the view of the bay while enjoying the taste of a refreshing mojito.

Why not go back in time and continue your visit on the town in beautiful Cadillac from the 50's. The Colon Cementario, one of the largest cemeteries in the world, is a veritable museum in the open air. It's at this same place that Korda captured the Guerrillo Heroico, the famous photo that inspired the iconographies of the Che. Want some space? The Revolutionary plaza and John Lennon Park are places that will satisfy your needs. Cuba also has its classics. The epicureans certainly want to buy the Partagas cigars after visiting the plant. A tour around the Havana Club plant permits you to demystify the fabrication processes of famous brand rum.

La Havane offers a unique cultural and nocturnal life which has long been the envy of major cities around the world. A cabaret show is definitely a must-see. After all, it's La Havane who's popular for salsa and mambo! The famous Tropicana Club vibrates from the catchy rhythms of Cuban orchestras. For dance fans, Capri, Caribe, Copa and the Parisien are other clubs worthy enough.

So, throw yourself into the fray and let the effervescent life of La Havane take you!

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La Havane's Travel guides

Be Live Panorama Travel guide
Be Live Panorama
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After a bumpy start (see negative comments), our stay at the Hotel Oasis Panorama is just fine. The room service … (More on Be Live Panorama)


Club Acuario Travel guide
Club Acuario
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EXCEEEEEEE VOYAGESSSSSSSS THANKS


Copacabana Travel guide
Copacabana
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Renovated room excellent service, clean and comfortable friendliness of staff no


H10 Habana Panorama Travel guide
H10 Habana Panorama
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After a bumpy start (see negative comments), our stay at the Hotel Oasis Panorama is just fine. The room service … (More on H10 Habana Panorama)


Hotel Habana Paseo Travel guide
Hotel Habana Paseo
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Very clean. Recent construction, hotel managed by the state. Failed to smile but frankly we do not care it is … (More on Hotel Habana Paseo)


Hotel Inglaterra Travel guide
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great location and very friendly efficient movement to the beaches the breakfasts are plentiful and varied. the roof terrace can … (More on Hotel Inglaterra)


Hotel Marina Hemingway Travel guide
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there is no beach!! great views of the sea and that's it. We must go al, other end of … (More on Hotel Marina Hemingway)


Hotel Nacional Travel guide
Hotel Nacional
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Hotel very well located on the malecon, beautiful sea view, clean and caring staff. the staff is very nice, the … (More on Hotel Nacional)


Hotel Quinta Avenida Habana Travel guide
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A good 4 stars by the standards of Cuba located in Miramar. Located in the plush embassy district, this hotel offers … (More on Hotel Quinta Avenida Habana)


Iberostar Parque Central Travel guide
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The overall experience is very positive. The food is pretty good. To compare what we find in the city of … (More on Iberostar Parque Central)


Islazul Caribbean Travel guide
Islazul Caribbean
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Small hotel in good price. Right for students, backpackers. Location. No window in the room. Small dark room, we did … (More on Islazul Caribbean)


Islazul Colina Travel guide
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Melia Cohiba Travel guide
Melia Cohiba
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everything is very professional except CADECA. where you change money


Melia Habana Travel guide
Melia Habana
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We are very pleased with our experience at the Melia Habana The service is impeccable, the staff always willing to … (More on Melia Habana)


Mercure Sevilla Travel guide
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The hotel's location is ideal for visiting Old Havana, the Capitol and surrounding museums. The Malecon is also very … (More on Mercure Sevilla)


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By christianhoule_21, le November 5th 2013
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Like a dream and architecture of the most beautiful .... I will return for safe We go back to the temp … ... (more)

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By christianhoule_21, le November 5th 2013
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Like a dream and architecture of the most beautiful .... I will return for safe We go back to the temp … ... (more)

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By liseguay, le February 7th 2013
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For my first trip I was satisfied I was from January 29 to February 5, 2013 at low prices. Osmani server very professional … ... (more)

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By yvonguignard, le June 25th 2011
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Very nice hotel, staff courtoi, conveniently located near the Bay of Havana. Spacious rooms (ceiling 20 feet high!) Clean, 17th century … ... (more)

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By marcelpx, le April 6th 2011
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Allé suis à STa Maria del Mar Club Atlantico, not recommandé * Became a hotel, full of flies in the dining room, … ... (more)

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