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Old Havana

Address: Toda la Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #1 of 109 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Bohemian, rhythmically Latin, certainly picturesque and, above all, charming.
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Bohemian, rhythmically Latin, certainly picturesque and, above all, charming.
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Windsor, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We hired a private Taxi to take us into Havana, BEST way to get the full experience. After talking to people that took the tour bus, we decided to go with the taxi, herded on and off a bus, very little time on your own, was Not what we wanted. The Taxi was $150 cuc split between 5 people (we... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Arranged the old and new Havana tour... Was very nice. Love the architecture. Could spend a lot more time driving around Havana... Wish we did!

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Pissouri, Cyprus
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

A great area to explore on foot, so many sights to see as well as meeting the friendly locals.We both felt safe in the day and nighttime.

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Haifa, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

As we drove from our hotel in Malecon along the sea we saw lots of run down houses and some ruins, but as we stepped into the old city we started to enjoy the old buildings the beautiful squares and hidden little parks. Walking along Obispo st. with it's cafes bars and live music. The old cars add to the... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

safe, inexpensive, Havana has multiple activities for tourist. 3-4 days in Havana will cover a great deal of attractions, the head to the beaches and other towns. Do not drink the water......

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Everywhere we went we saw amazing buildings, met great people and will return in the next few years as we never saw it all.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Hired a car and guide from the Hotel at 120p...so about 150 Canadian for the day...2 hour trip to Havana with a few stops to enjoy some of the countryside...my guide was an ex teacher so he was well versed in the history of Cuba and it's development over the years. I highly recomend getting of the resort if you... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Yes, it is crumbling a bit but what an experience. The architecture is so typical Spanish colonial with sprinkling of European architecture. Driving around in a 1954 Chev. convertible for an hour or so with a knowledgeable driver will be very rewarding. Havana Vieja is an experience you won't forget for a long time. Skip the more modern American section,... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Take time, wear comfortable walking shoes and spend at least a day walking round Old Havana. It is being renovated with such care. Yes, its taking time. There's still lots of run-down buildings and tricky cobble stone streets. But the buildings that have been restored are unique, and quite beautiful. Its a crazy mish-mash of buildings and, like Cuba, is... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We hired a private guild for only a portion of the cost of the bus tour. Danny was wonderful. He showed us all facets of this amazing city. The architecture is beautiful. The people of Cuba, no matter where on the island are treasures, always so nice and accommodating. Havana is a site that should not be missed while in... More 

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