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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


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What to See & Do in Havana

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


MUSEUMS

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba

Museo de Bellas Artes
Calle Trocadero between Zulueta & Monserrate (Cuban section)
Calle Obispo between Zulueta & Monserrate (International section)
Habana Vieja
7/863-9484

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.

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

A view of Havana, Cuba, from El Parque Histórico Militar Morro Cabaña

Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña
Carratera de la Cabaña
7/862-0617

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
422 Industria
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
7/832-1050

One of the world’s great cemeteries, it’s studded with hundreds of extravagant mausoleums and monuments.


HAPPY HOUR & BEYOND

The Tropicana, Cuba's world-renowned cabaret

La Taberna de la Muralla
Calle San Ignacio #364, Plaza Vieja
Habana Vieja
7/866-4453
Hours of operation: 11:30 a..m to midnight
Average price per drink: $

This brewpub spilling onto Plaza Vieja serves delicious and refreshing German-style beers.

El Floridita
Calle Obispo #557 at Monserrate
Habana Vieja
7/866-8856
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: $$

A 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
Nightly 10 p.m.-midnight
Average price per drink: $$$

Cuba’s world-famous cabaret features more than 200 performers. Expensive, but worth every penny.


RESOURCES

Cuba Travel Official Tourism Website

Get helpful information for your trip to Cuba, such as popular attractions, how to get around and events.


Havana Insider

James Suckling's website is inspired by his travels to Cuba and provides great insight into the country's attractions.

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