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Ranked #1 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural

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 place to visit. For more... more »

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Ranked #2 of 108 attractions in Havana
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: What is now called the Old Square was originally Plaza Nueva (New Square), built as a popular alternative to Plaza de Armas,... more » Owner description: What is now called the Old Square was originally Plaza Nueva (New Square), built as a popular alternative to Plaza de Armas, the military and government nerve center. Later called Plaza del Mercado (Market Square) as Havana's commercial hub, Plaza Vieja was the site of executions, processions, bullfights, and fiestas -- all witnessed by Havana's wealthiest citizens, who looked on from their balconies. The original Carrara marble fountain surrounded by four dolphins was demolished in the 1930s when President Gerardo Machado (1871-1939) built an underground parking lot here. Today the square's surrounding structures vary wildly in condition, though all of them are noteworthy. « less
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Ranked #3 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #4 of 108 attractions in Havana
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
Museum offers a glimpse of colonial Cuba.
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Ranked #5 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
An enormous fortress that fires its cannon every night.
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Ranked #10 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Once the Finca Vigia, this ghost-white Spanish-colonial home was where Papa penned some of his greatest novels.
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Ranked #16 of 108 attractions in Havana
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.
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Ranked #17 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Operas; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
A popular street in Havana known for music and nightlife.
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Ranked #21 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Modeled after the U.S. Capitol, El Capitolo encompasses a planetarium and three museums.
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Ranked #24 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Religious Sites; Specialty Museums; Cultural
Owner description: The Latin inscription over the main door of this church and convent dedicated to St. Francis reads: non est in toto sanctior... more » Owner description: The Latin inscription over the main door of this church and convent dedicated to St. Francis reads: non est in toto sanctior orbe locus (there is no holier place on earth). As it's now a museum and concert hall, it may no longer be earth's holiest place, but it certainly is one of the loveliest. Built in the 16th century, in 1730 it was restored in a baroque style, resulting in a richly adorned facade with fluted conchlike tympanums over the doors and windows. Just inside the door you'll see tombs beneath a glass floor panel. (Churches were used as cemeteries until Bishop Espada founded what is now the Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón in 1868, a detail all Cubans seem to know and cherish). Note also the 19th-century grandfather clock made by Tiffany. The rooms to the right of the nave house archaeological finds and art exhibits. « less
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Ranked #26 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 108 attractions in Havana
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Ranked #29 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 108 attractions in Havana
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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