List Of Places To Visit In Havana
Places To Visit In Havana
Havana is one of the cities that tastes the most when you go Street by street and get a little lost. If you ask Where to start, which parts of the city to miss out on, you will find the places you need to add to your hiking or sightseeing route. Havana City consists of 3 regionals:
- La Habana Vieja (Old Town))
- Centro Havana
- Vedada(more modern part of the city)
“Hop on, hop off” tourist buses are a good option for understanding the size of the city and how different regions connect. Although I was quite surprised to have these buses in Havana, it was a good option to be able to see the remote locations in the city, where we mostly travel by taxi or foot. (Fee 10 CUC)
La Malecon is the cord road from the Vedado area to the old town of La Habana. While it’s quiet at noon because of the heat, it’s The Motley classic cars you’ll see on the most beautiful part of this road, which is packed with morning or evening strollers, seated chatters, and fishmongers.
One of the activities you should do when you are coming to Havana is to choose a classic car with the color convertible you want, and pass through Malecon and reach La Habana by tossing your hair. During the sunset, the cord-length colors are also vivid and beautiful.
If you can equalize, I suggest you do this activity at sunset. The wage bargain comes at the top of what needs to be considered when setting up this journey. In Cuba, don’t take a taxi without a first-rate deal, or they can charge you to pay mostly inflated fares. Sharing a car with other tourists is a nice option to cut your transportation costs a little.
Welcome to La Habana:) for me, this is the best option among the places to visit in Havana. Some of La Habana’s most eye-catching sights, where narrow streets connect large and grand squares, are as follows
La Habana Vieja
Plaza de Catedral
Among the places to visit in Havana was the Plaza de Catedral, the first La Habana Square where we set foot. He’s one of the most glorious ones for me. One of the finest examples of Cuban Gothic architecture of the 18th century, the Cathedral was described by Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier as “music transformed into stone”.
“Museo de Arte Colonial “and” Casa del Marqués de Arcos “are also located in the same area. The most intriguing side of Casa del Marqués de Arcos is its beautiful arches, blue shutters and blue stained glass. As with every La Habana Square, The Square is surrounded by large and small cafes, restaurants and bars.
Our favourite was the cafes on the dead end, which were left on the right towards the end of the Square when you left the cathedral behind. In this region at night, music is not missing at all (though mostly in Havana, music is not missing at all in the streets:)). And contrary to what we’ve heard, the dishes are delicious and affordable. At” Esto no es un Cafe ” you can have a nice meal and sip your 3cuc a mojitos.
Located between Parque de Central and Plazas des Armas, Calle Obispo is one of the liveliest streets in Old Havana. It is possible to find a group dancing to live music in every corner. While the first day may be a bit timid, I hope you’ll find yourself dancing anxiously after getting used to the streets and atmosphere of Cuba.
Note: musicians walk around to raise money after nearly every song. Do not miss 1 CUC disorder or 20 CUP from your side. Of course you have no obligation to give money, but the expectation is in that direction, and I think it’s important to support the musicians who have made the streets of Cuba so beautiful.)
There are many small shops, cafes and galleries on this street, and there are two places you might want to see, especially if you are a Hemingway reader.
Hotel Ambos Mundos: the hotel where Ernest Hemingway often stayed and wrote “For Whom the bells ring”.El Floridita bar; said to be Hemingway’s favorite bar to hang out with. There’s even a Hemingway statue in the corner of the bar. But we have found it too touristy and unnecessarily expensive. Drinks normally around 3-4 CUC around here 7-8 CUC around
It is also among the must-see streets in Mercaderes and Oficios, which are paralleled by Calle Obispo.
Plaza des Armas
Formerly used mostly for military demonstrations, Plaza des Armas is an extremely peaceful square filled with lush trees. Even among the places to visit in Havana is among the most peaceful. He comes out with kids running around and playing games and book stands. In the middle of the Square is the monument of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who initiated the 10-year war against the Spanish colonists in 1868 and was known as the “father of the nation”. 18 around the square.built in the neoclassical Greek style of yy,” El Templete ” features the Museo de la Ciudad and the castle of Castillo de la Real Fuerza.
Plaza de San Francisco
Plaza de San Francisco is one of Havana’s most impressive squares. The Plaza also competes with the Catedral with ease. Built in 1730, Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco de Asís is the square’s most notable building. The Carrara marble Fuente de los Leones fiskiyesi was added to the area in 1836. Just across the entrance to the church is a gallery called Casa de Carmen Montilla. From the top floor you can watch the crowd at the Plaza de San Francisco.
Museo de la Revolucion
Construction of the building, the former presidential palace, was completed in 1920, and it was used by the government and the Council of ministers for some time after the Cuban Revolution and then converted into a Revolution Museum. The design of the interior of the building was made by famous jewelry firm Tiffany&Co.
In the museum you can see the Granma ship carrying 81 revolutionaries including Fidel, Raul Casto and Che Guevara from Mexico to Cuba, the weapons used during the revolution, the tanks and wax sculptures of Che Guavera and Camilo Cienfuegos. The museum is open daily from 10.00 to 17.00 and the entrance is 5 CUC. Opposite is the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Although the similarity of the building to the presidential palace in Washington, D.C. was surprising at first, it was built in 1926-29 to resemble this building, especially when the country was independent but largely under American control. 5,000 workers worked in the construction from morning to evening. Probably the first Havana photos you’ll see when you’re looking for places to visit in Havana.
The building, which was used as a parliament before the revolution, was converted to the Ministry of Science and technology after the revolution. It contains a comprehensive library of Science and technology. Unfortunately at the moment it is not possible to get into it as the restoration is ongoing.
Calejon De Hamel
You might think of it as a little outdoor art exhibition. It is possible to find different themes from National-themed wall paintings, sculptures made of canisters, African Art, The Little Prince pictured in quartets. You can also see the workshop of Salvador González, the owner of the works.
Plaza de la Revolucion
The Plaza de la Revolucion features the figures of Che Guevera and Camilo Cienfuegos, which were prepared by one to completely cover the buildings on top of the two buildings.
* For those who didn’t read much Cuban history before they went like me: Camilo is one of the most important figures of the Cuban Revolution as far as Fidel, Raul and Che. Raul and Fidel Castro do the Bay of Pigs extraction, while Camilo runs operation Yaguajay and Che runs Operation Santa Clara.
After the revolution was successful, Fidel made his speech in this square again, taking a break from his speech and returning to Camilo to say, ” Voy bien, Camilo?”(“How am I going, Camilo?”) he asks, while Camilo replies “Vas bien, Fidel” (you’re doing well, Fidel). This promise is also placed under his painting in the square. Camilo, who is well-liked by the public because of his sympathetic temperament, unfortunately disappears with the helicopter he was in when he returned from a mission sent by Fidel in 1959, with neither a Remains nor a body belonging to the accident. During this period, it is said that Camilo and Fidel were not very good (!)
On the other side of the square one finds a huge Jose Marti monument(109 mt) and statue(18mt). Jose Marti, 19, a revolutionary philosopher and political theorist.yyda fought for Cuba to be independent of the Spanish and is still one of the greatest national heroes. Places to visit in Havanada are among the first to be seen.
Built in 1930, the hotel was built entirely for Americans and Cubans were not even allowed to stay. From Marlon Brando to Fred Astaire, from Frank Sinatra to Walt Disney, many famous Americans have arrived at the pre-revolutionary hotel. When the borders with America are closed, political figures like Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping remain.
The extremely splendid building is situated on a hill overlooking the sea. In a slightly different world than the rest of Havana. Though prices are high, it’s worth seeing the garden and drinking a beer against the sea. You can also just stroll through the hotel’s authentic Cuban-style lobby and its lush, spacious garden without eating or drinking anything. They are extremely used to the building being visited by many tourists.