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Old Havana

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Address: Toda la Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Description: Bohemian, rhythmically Latin, certainly picturesque and, above all...
Bohemian, rhythmically Latin, certainly picturesque and, above all, charming.
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It is great to see the old 1960s cars still running strong and the old buildings as well. It's a breath of fresh air not seeing advertisements everywhere you look as well. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is great to see the old 1960s cars still running strong and the old buildings as well. It's a breath of fresh air not seeing advertisements everywhere you look as well. There is something magical about this place, that seems to be in a time warp the moment you leave the airport. Instagram: @tommiesox

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Coquitlam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Melia Cohiba. Fabulous pool and nice restaurants. Located a km away from the Presntial Hotel which is worth seeing. Nice to see the old american cars still on the road. People are friendly. Again better than Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous and wonderful stories..top of your list. It has beautiful buildings all painted w/ bright fun colors..and the square is lovely for investigating, eating, people watching.

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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Rich in history and beautiful architecture. So much to see. You need a full week, minimum to really get to see and enjoy all the sites this area has to offer. Our visit to Havana was truly enjoyable. The people are very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Old Havana is like a car museum it's something I think everybody should see, very beautiful old deteriorating buildings. Great for photography and strolling the streets, rum never tasted so good and the people are very nice, though you will find many people trying to give you tours, whether you want one or not and then asking for money or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Cuba for vacations and this was our first stop. We were impressed about how huge the houses are, but sad to see how the poverty has mistreated them, so it looks very damaged. I am glad that the government is investing the tourism money to rebuild this part of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Old Havana has to be the best part of the city for me. Noisy, dirty, colourful, manic and chaotic, it's packed with charm, character and excitement. I was initially wary having read all the safety warnings from the travel firm and guides but if you follow the basic precautions you would in any large city you'd have to be very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing, go now! Beautiful buildings, very busy, visit before things change too much. A good city to walk through, can be hot.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

i had much trepedation... Give up a beach day for a tour of Havana? 4 hour round trip?? I am so glad I did this tour! Old Havana was positively breathtaking ... From the cobblestone streets, to the old homes, churches, lane ways, ... To all the detail and architecture! Even my 14 year old asked to come back and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We felt very safe but everyone is hustling for money. Bring pencils, soap and lotion to give away to people who ask. I paid twice the price for half the fun; do your research for products like cigars and rum before you arrive so you know what to look for. Try and barter. Consider hiring a guide or going on... More 

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