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Best things to do in Havana

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“La Fabrica is one of the premier spots in Havana for the Arts. Built in an old Factory, La Fabrica houses multiple gallery/art show rooms, restaurants, bars and local artists selling their incredible works and has now become the creative hub for the city. It has also just made Time Magazines “Top 100 Places to Visit” for 2019. ”
398 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of the Revolution is located in the Old Havana section of Havana, Cuba. The museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents from Mario García Menocal to Fulgencio Batista. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban Revolution”
144 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“It is one of the most expensive restaurants in the city. It is located in a palace of the last century. At present it is a multi-family building that offers a unique atmosphere where the daily routine of the neighbors is mixed with the tasks of a luxury restaurant. Scenario of the Oscar-nominated Cuban film "Strawberry and Chocolate" and winner of innumerable distinctions. Visited by famous European monarchs and personalities from the world of sport and entertainment at international level, the paladar La Guarida represents an icon of Cuban gastronomy. However, the portions are not plentiful.”
155 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“ Was very popular in the 40's and 50's, this place attracted notable people from all over the world. Artists, intellectuals and politicians left testimony of their visit on the unmistakable celestial walls. That is how today this tradition is maintained and its walls are full of graffiti, photos, objects and memories.”
169 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“The most frequented bar by Ernest Hemingway, place where the daiquirí cocktail, one of the most famous in the world, was created.”
173 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Gran Teatro de La Habana is the former Centro Gallego. Designed by the Belgian architect Paul Belau and the U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson, Engineers, was paid for by the Galician immigrants of Havana to serve as a their community- social center.”
164 locals recommend
Museum
“Cuban and international arts!!! unique pieces from great masters to the most contemporary artists!!”
135 locals recommend
Castle
“Dating back to the late 1500’s, this amazing Fortress overlooking the harbor of Havana has retained its incredible architecture and history. Families and travelers of all ages will be taken back in time and see some gorgeous views of the city and the harbor. A Must see!”
136 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Very famous and beautiful Plaza, near to a lot of interesting things in the city.”
102 locals recommend
Park
“Completed in 1877 after the city walls were knocked down, the park is bordered by El Prado, Zulueta, San José and Neptuno Streets. It is surrounded by significant buildings, such as the Gran Teatro de La Habana; the Inglaterra, Telégrafo, Parque Central and Plaza hotels; the shopping complex known as Manzana de Gómez; and the building devoted to international art of the Museo de Bellas Artes. In the late 18th century, the park was pretty much bare of trees and mostly paved. Trees, fountains and sculptures were added to the park after 1959.”
93 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“Is one of the most characteristic postcards of the city. In the center of the square is the Jose Martí Memorial and around it are official buildings, whose facades are carved in steel the faces of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.”
138 locals recommend
Plaza
“Plaza de la Catedral (English: Cathedral Square) is one of the five main squares in Old Havana and the site of the Cathedral of Havana from which it takes its name. Originally a swamp, it was later drained and used as a naval dockyard. Following the construction of the Cathedral in 1727, it became the site of some of the city's grandest mansions. It is the site of the Museo del Arte Colonial (Colonial Art Museum) and a number of restaurants. One of the buildings on the Plaza is the Palacio del Conde Lombillo, in front of which there is a statue of the flamenco dancer Antonio Gades.”
73 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“To listen to jazz: La Zorra and El Cuervo (23rd Street between N and O, Vedado). Every night from 10pm, plays there the best jazz musician of the city. ”
93 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“There are some brand shops on the last floor af the market, like Adidas H&M and some others”
74 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“This restaurant born in the brick chimney of an old oil factory and is just a few steps from Cuban Art Factory. The access by its spiral staircase leads to a spacious terrace with very nice views. The portions are scarce but tasty. Excellent to be accompanied.”
90 locals recommend
Hotel
“The iconic Hotel Nacional de Cuba is a beautiful building built in 1930 which had a period of great splendor between the 30s and 50s. Presidents, celebrities, politicians, scientists, distinguished personalities have stayed here. ”
85 locals recommend