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Havana City Trip - Attractions

A signature daiquiri cocktail at El Floridita, a 1930s art deco bar and restaurant once frequented by Hemingway

What to See & Do in Havana

Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Havana, Cuba.

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MUSEUMS

Museo de Bellas Artes
Calle Trocadero between Zulueta & Monserrate (Cuban section)
Calle Obispo between Zulueta & Monserrate (International section)
Habana Vieja
7/863-9484
www.museonacional.cult.cu
Cuba's world-class Fine Arts Museum has two sections devoted to Cuban and international art, respectively. The latter includes relics from the ancient world.

Museo de la Ciudad
Palacio de los Capitanes Generales
Calle Tacon #1, between Obispo and O'Reilly
Habana Vieja
7/861-5779
Sumptuous colonial furnishings, art pieces, and eclectic mementoes of the past trace the city's history.

El Capitolio
Museo de la Revolución
Calle Refugio #1 between Zulueta & Monserrate
Habana Vieja
7/862-4091
A complete history of the battle to topple Batista and the "successes" of the Revolution since 1959, including the role of Che Guevara.



ARCHITECUTURAL SITES

Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña
Carratera de la Cabaña
7/862-4095
This huge fortress complex commands the cliffs on the north side of Havana’s harbor channel and comprises the Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro (Morro Castle) and Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña. Troops dressed in period costume parade and fire a cannon nightly at 8:30pm.

Capitolio
Paseo del Prado between San Martín and Dragones
Centro Habana
7/861-5519
Former congressional building, this monumental neoclassical edifice astounds with its elaborate interior.

Cementerio Colón
Avenida Zapata at Calle 12
Vedado
7/830-4517
One of the world’s great cemeteries, it’s studded with hundreds of extravagant mausoleums and monuments.


HAPPY HOUR & BEYOND

La Taberna de la Muralla
Calle San Ignacio #364, Plaza Vieja
Habana Vieja
7/866-4453
Hours of operation: daily 11am-midnight Average price per drink: $
This brewpub spilling onto Plaza Vieja serves delicious and refreshing German-style beers.
Edificio Bacardi
El Floridita
Calle Obispo #557 at Monserrate
Habana Vieja
7/867-1299
www.floridita-cuba.com
Hours of operation: daily 11:30am-midnight Average price per drink: $$
A daiquiri El Floridita A 1930s art deco bar and restaurant once frequented by Hemingway, and still the place to enjoy daiquiris. A life-size bronze figure of the famous author stands at the bar.

Gato Tuerto
Calle O #14 between 17 & 19
Vedado 7/833-2224
Hours of operation: nightly 9pm-2am
Average price per drink: $$
A favorite of night-owls even before the revolution, this small club packs in the crowds for eclectic live music spanning bolero to rap.

Salon Rojo
Calle 21 between N & 0
Vedado
7/833-4747
Hours of operation: nightly 10pm-2am Average price per drink: $$
1950s retro décor at this sizzling nightclub, renowned as the place for salsa. Top bands perform.

Tropicana
Calle 72 and Linea de Ferrocarrill Marianao
7/267-1717
www.cabaret-tropicana.com

Nightly 10 p.m.-midnight
Average price per drink: $$$
Cuba’s world-famous cabaret features more than 200 performers. Expensive, but worth every penny.

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