Old Havana is the oldest part of the capital and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982, the year in which a long series of restorations began thanks to the new funds received.
This is a charming area thanks to the its architectural jewels, ancient monuments, churches, fortresses and colonial style palaces.
Old Havana is one of the most comfortable areas and a stay in this place is the ideal solution if you want to live the culture and the traditions of this city. Thanks to its strategic location you will have the opportunity to reach the most famous squares such as the Plaza de Armas, with a large courtyard for military parades, the Plaza de San Francisco, which was the main place for Spanish galleons business, the Plaza de la Catedral, the religious center of the city and the Plaza Vieja, which was the main square.
In this area you will find all types of accommodation, from private houses to hotels . If you love traditions, you will have the opportunity to stay in historic hotels in the city, such as the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, considered a symbol of Cuban history and identity. If you want to be in contact with the local population, you can stay in a typical Casa Particular.
Another positive thing of Old Havana is the Cuban clubs and nightlife . Here you will find some of Cuba's most famous bars such as La Bodeguita del Medio and El Floridita. You can't miss a stop on the famous Obispo street full of bars and entertainment.
If you like museums, you will have a wide range of choice: Museo de La Real Fuerza with the famous Girardilla inspired by the Giralda of Seville, Museo del Ron, Museo de la Ciudad and Museo de Arte Colonial.
Remember that in Old Havana the buildings have mostly neoclassical and baroque colonial style and today many have been ruined, while others have been renovated over the years. So you have to forget the idea of modernity and innovation if you're staying in Old Havana.
If you want to experience the real Havana, this is your ideal place; you will live unique and unforgettable moments surrounded by an authentic Cuban atmosphere.
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