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“Old Havana is a pleasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Habana Vieja

La Habana Vieja
Toda la Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #2 of 110 attractions in Havana
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Madison Wisconsin
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“Old Havana is a pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Cuba is slowly and selectively renovating Old Havana. They are doing a great job. This is a safe place to walk, shop, watch, and take photos. Enjoy the people and the transformation of the area that is under excellent renovation.

Visited November 2013
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“Incredible history, fantastic to take pictures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Old Havana is the main reason to visit Havana. The architecture is magnificent, albeit mostly a bit dilapidated. You can walk the streets and spend the entire day witnessing sights you haven't seen before. The San Jose market is located in Old Havana and is a huge complex where you can buy any handcrafted item you could ever want. There are many restaurants in the area. This is a living city and not just a tourist area. Walk down the side streets and you will see the locals in all walks of life. I can't say enough about Old Havana, a must see before it changes.

Visited November 2013
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“In love with Cuba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Amazing. Cuba definitely broke all paradigms. Walking around Habana Vieja is like visiting Europe. It is wry picturesque, lots of things going on, people singing and painting on the street. I loved it. Only problem? People coming up to you all the time offering something in exchange for money

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