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Discover historic gems in Cuba's capital, Havana.
A colorful city full of history, La Habana enthralls. Founded in 1519 by conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuella, this remarkable city of more than 2 million souls, wears its history on its sleeve. A remarkable restoration has resurrected Habana Vieja (Old Havana), the colonial core, brim-full of castles, cathedrals and cobbled plazas.
Farther out, 1950s automobiles from the heyday of pre-revolutionary sin rumble down lively boulevards lined with more modern buildings in a fascinating amalgam of styles. Dramatic monuments and museums honor Cuba's Communist Revolution. Ernest Hemingway's ghost still sips mojitos at his favorite bars. And the Latin nightlife is spicy. You could spend a month here and still be captivated, but three days is better than none at all.