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This is the most ancient zone of Havana City. There is a considerable number of colonial buildings, fully restored and converted into museums. To mention some of them : El Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, and the house where José Martí was born. El Palacio del Segundo Cabo, El Convento de San Francisco de Asís and some others are nice places to visit.

The sensation you can experiment while walking along Obispo street, a place full of semiopen-to-exterior hotels, bars, and restaurants, is particularly pleasant. There are various traditional music bands playing at these places, which works as a delightful trap to make you come inside and take a look. The most famous Cuban restaurants, La Bodeguita del Medio, El Floridita - favorite place of Ernest Hemingway, as well as El Patio and La Zaragozana restaurants, can be found in this area.

El FloriditaAnother important place to keep in mind is La Catedral, where hundreds of fine arts artists meet everyday to expose and sell their work. You can acquire exquisite Cuban pieces of art while your walk on the streets.

Daily costs of rooms in this area bounce between 25-35 pesos convertibles/día, depending on the conditions of each house. A lot of hosts include breakfast in the price.


In the other side of Havana Bay (crossing Havana Tunnel) there are "Castillo del Morro" and "Castillo de San Salvador de la Cabaña" fortresses. The last one is the seat of Cannon ceremony every day at 9:00 p.m.

Informaciones y Vistas de el Castillo del Morro Informaciones y Vistas de la Fortaleza de la Cabaña

The historical centre and The Cathedral of Havana

"La Bodeguita del Medio" and "Floridita" Restaurant-Bars

Informaciones y Vistas de la Bodeguita del Medio Informaciones y Vistas de El Floridita

Central Park (Parque Central)

Museo de la Revolución

Revolution Museum (Museo de la Revolución) and Memorial "Granma"

Museo de la Revolución Memorial Granma


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