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Old Havana

Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #1 of 111 attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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redcar
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a one day trip to Havana, early morning flight but well worth it. Once in Havana, Thomas Cook separate the differnt nationalities so our party were all English, our guide, Lissette certainly knew her stuff and made the day very enjoyable. We visited various squares, churches and the haunts of Hemmingway. The old buildings show the spendour of... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was recommended by others this was the way to go !! We booked Monika who speaks english and is very knowledgeable on the history of Cuba. She tweaked the tour to meet our expectations. Our driver El Guille drove a beautiful old chevy which added some fun to the experience. You can reach Monika at monikavaradero@nauta.co . El Guille... More

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Wirral, England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The overall atmosphere, the music, such good value too. Walked around most of the city from the centre to the harbour.

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Brandon, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My BF and I had the pleasure of traveling from Varadero to Havana for a day trip. Our private guide gave us a great tour of Havana old and new. We were both amazed by the history, the buildings, cars, the culture and people.

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Bethany, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Old Havana was like stepping back in time, the history, the building and the old 1950 cars were get to see.. alot to see and do

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A lot of derelict buildings, and having strayed off the tourist route, we found a lot of people to be living in what would be classed as derelict in the UK. That said, very pretty parts, with pastel painted fronted buildings. Cant visit Havana without spotting the amazing range of vintage cars. Be prepared to be stopped constantly whilst people... More

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Revelstoke, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Cuba truly is beautiful. We traveled to Havana from BC Canada to visit my boyfriends family for a week, Old Havana was just one of many amazing places to see. The people were very friendly and the food was incredible. We are already planning a trip for 2015!

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Nice old streets, nice architecture, nice inexpensive restaurants and coffee bars (best espresso in my life!)

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Disliked locals harassing us with taxi, cigar offers. On various occasions we were stopped by local men blocking the entrance of the buildings of restaurants and shops that we wanted to visit! We were told that these places were closed when as a matter of fact they were open! We realised that we were being tricked so that they could... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We loved old Havana. The cobble streets, and bright doors and shuttered windows. The people are great. The music is fabulous. It is the highlight of Havana.

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