Havana: Places to Explore


  • Centro Habana

    The Centro neighborhood has a little something for everyone. History buffs will appreciate its eclectic mixture of monuments and monumental architecture from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Art lovers... Read more

  • Habana del Este

    Havana's eastern reaches have several interesting sights. The Regla neighborhood has strong Afro-Cuban traditions, and nearby Guanabacoa is known for its excellent museum dedicated to Santería, an Afro-Cuban... Read more

  • La Habana Vieja

    La Habana Vieja is a thick concentration of colonial architecture and humanity—a vibrant wedge of restoration work and tumultuous street life all set to music. Dubbed "Key to the New World" for its strategic... Read more

  • Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond

    In colonial days this area was placed off-limits—that is, vedado ("vetoed," or forbidden)—to provide jungly protection from the pirates that attacked Havana from the west. Trespassers, whether friend or... Read more