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Old Havana

Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #1 of 108 attractions in Havana
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: Old Havana is one of the most unique, atmospheric places on the planet. The people, the buildings, the music, the history, the food— it's an amazing... more »
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the hustle and bustle of Havana. The Old Town is pretty shabby but some of the more iconic buildings are being restored under a UNESCO programme and what it lacks in smartness, it more than makes up for in character.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If you walk for 1km, you will be offered 50+ taxis, 50+ different cigars or cigar festivals, people will try and engage you in conversations and then just try to sell cheap rubbish to you or ask you point blank for money!

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Albuquerque, NM
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Variety of architecture, some recently renovated. The shops and squares, colors and textures, were delightful. Met some absolutely amazing people and the music... Just going from one restaurant to another in one day, I heard some traditional Cuban music (think Buena Vista Social Club), flamenco, Afro-Cuban influence, and some of the best Latin jazz ever. Some not-very-aggressive street hustlers, but... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

beautiful, beautiful people, nice old Architect but i love nature more so i gave it 4 instead of 5 beat part was jeep safari we ended up scuba diving was best of fun.have all the photos on my Facebook

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A walking tour of this amazing place is a "must" for anyone visiting Cuba. The restored buildings give a hint of the former wealth enjoyed by Havana. The whole place is vibrant and colourful. The Ernest Hemingway links are very popular with tourists and a Mohito drunk at the hotel Ambos Mundos has to be the best in town. Views... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great to amble around and find a new square or courtyard as your take the next turn. We got a very Knowledgable guide on the horse and cart ( 15 CUC + tipto guide) for 1 hr from the place de armes. Felt very safe and loved the music....saw the greatest number of begggars that we had not seen anywhere... More

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dorset, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Old Havana must be visited - beautiful and sad at the same time - what an experience! We felt as though we had stepped back in time - watch your ankles on the rickety pavements and water (well we hoped it was water) being thrown from upstairs windows in the narrow streets. But we felt quite safe walking around and... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We found Old Havana to be quite beautiful. Some of the restorations are excellent. It is a very nice area to walk in and, in the evening, to hear lots of music. Lots of different types of shops not just for the tourists. So many different peoples from all over. A must see.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Old Havana is the heart of the city, where day and night life are full of attractions, where you can discover the history of Havana in each street and where tourists and cubans can enjoy this pacific caos that is Old Havana.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I found it fantastic. It is very nice to see some monuments. It is funny to take a beer on a terrace right on the street floor.

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