Sights & Attractions in Havana

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Name Category Location
 
Acuario Nacional
At the national aquarium, you can learn about many of Cuba's 900...
Zoos / Aquariums Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Antigua Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula
The restored San Francisco de Paula church stands in a plaza...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba
The Asociación Cultural Yoruba provides a close look at African...
Museums / Galleries Centro Habana
 
Callejón de Hamel
This neighborhood project, directed by and featuring the painting...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Arts / Performance Venues Centro Habana
 
Capitolio
Modeled after Washington, D.C.'s domed Capitol building, Havana's...
Architectural Sites Centro Habana
 
Cárcel de la Habana
A fragment of this 19th-century jail has been preserved as the...
Memorials / Monuments, Jails Centro Habana
 
Casa de la Obrapía
This house is named for the obra pía (pious work) with orphans...
Houses / Mansions La Habana Vieja
 
Casa Natal de José Martí
On January 28, 1853, Cuba's padre de la patria (father of the...
Museums / Galleries La Habana Vieja
 
Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Constructed in 1558 by order of Spanish King Felipe II three...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro
Begun in 1589, Havana's landmark fort is named for the Reyes...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites Habana del Este
 
Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabaña
In 1762 Lord Albemarle took El Morro for the English after a...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites Habana del Este
 
Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta
On a point (hence, the name) directly across from El Morro, La...
Military Sites Habana del Este
 
Catedral de la Habana
Cuba's Cervantes Prize–winning novelist, Alejo Carpentier, may...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Centro Wifredo Lam
Dedicated to and named for the great Cuban surrealist painter...
Museums / Galleries La Habana Vieja
 
Cojímar
The fishing village Hemingway described in The Old Man and the...
Towns Habana del Este
 
Droguería Sarrà
This still functioning art-nouveau pharmacy may sometimes be...
Architectural Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Edificio Bacardí
Built in 1930, the former Bacardí rum headquarters (the family...
Architectural Sites Centro Habana
 
El Cristo de La Habana
Sometimes referred to as El Cristo de Casa Blanca for the eastern...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Habana del Este
 
El Malecón
Havana's famous Malecón, sheltered by a sea wall, runs west for...
Promenades / Boardwalks Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
El Templete
This neoclassical, faux-Doric temple was built in 1828 on the...
Religious Sites, Memorials / Monuments La Habana Vieja
 
Estudiantes de Medicina
A fragment of Havana's early ramparts commemorates the spot where...
Memorials / Monuments Centro Habana
 
Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás
Tobacco is a fundamental part of Cuban life, and a look inside...
Industrial Sites Centro Habana
 
Finca Vigía
Even those convinced that they've outgrown their thirst for Hemingway...
Houses / Mansions Habana del Este
 
Fundación Destilera Havana Club
A stop here provides a look at the insides of a rum distillery—including...
Museums / Galleries La Habana Vieja
 
Guanabacoa
Once a small sugar and tobacco center, Guanabacoa is inhabited...
Towns Habana del Este
 
Iglesia del Espíritu Santo
Havana's oldest church (c. 1638) was built by Afro-Cubans who...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Iglesia del Santo Angel Custodio
This prim little white church is a required visit for literature...
Religious Sites Centro Habana
 
Iglesia Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje
Although originally founded in 1640 as the Ermita de Nuestra...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Iglesia y Convento de la Merced
Although it was begun in 1755, this church and convent complex...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Iglesia y Convento Menor de San Francisco de Asís
The Latin inscription over the main door of this church and convent...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Instituto Superior de Arte
Built on the site of the pre-Revolutionary Country Club of Havana...
Educational Institutions Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Jaimanitas
Jaimanitas is a sweet little fishing village composed of wooden...
Towns Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Maqueta de la Habana Vieja
This scale model of La Habana Vieja is a very handy way to get...
Museums / Galleries La Habana Vieja
 
Memorial Granma
A glass enclosure behind the Museo de la Revolución shelters...
Military Sites, Memorials / Monuments Centro Habana
 
Monumento Máximo Gómez
This bronze equestrian monument honors the great military leader...
Memorials / Monuments Centro Habana
 
Museo de Artes Decorativos
The house containing this museum was built in 1927 and owned...
Museums / Galleries Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Museo de la Alfabetización
This museum is dedicated to the literacy crusade of 1961, during...
Museums / Galleries Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Museo de la Revolución
Batista's Palacio Presidencial, unsuccessfully attacked by students...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Centro Habana
 
Museo del Ministerio del Interior
This museum's displays include hard evidence of the 40 years...
Museums / Galleries Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes—Colección Cubana
Havana's fine-arts museum occupies two separate buildings, each...
Museums / Galleries Centro Habana
 
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes—Colección de Arte Universal
The collection is housed in the splendid Centro Asturiano finished...
Museums / Galleries Centro Habana
 
Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón
The Christopher Columbus Cemetery sprawls behind a huge ceremonial...
Cemeteries Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Palacio de Aldama
Just past the Parque de la Fraternidad Americana's southwest...
Houses / Mansions Centro Habana
 
Palacio de los Capitanes Generales
At the western end of the Plaza de Armas is the former residence...
Castles / Palaces La Habana Vieja
 
Parque Central
Across from the Hotel de Inglaterra and the Gran Teatro de la...
Parks Centro Habana
 
Parque Coppelia
Named for the 1870 ballet by the French composer Léo Délibes...
Parks Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Parque Emiliano Zapata
This park is dedicated to the Mexican revolutionary agrarian...
Squares Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Parque Lenin
This vast amusement park was popular with Cubans before the 1992...
Parks Habana del Este
 
Plaza de Armas
So called for its use as a drill field by colonial troops, this...
Squares La Habana Vieja
 
Plaza de la Catedral
The square that surrounds and is named for the Catedral de la...
Squares La Habana Vieja
 
Plaza de la Revolución
This plaza in upper Vedado may seem grandiose and soulless, but...
Squares Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Plaza Vieja
What is now called the Old Square was originally Plaza Nueva...
Squares La Habana Vieja
 
Regla
Probably named for a West African Yoruba deity, this seafarers'...
Towns Habana del Este
 
Union Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba
Occupying what was once the Casa Juan Gelats, one of Vedado's...
Arts / Performance Venues Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Universidad de la Habana
The University of Havana was originally founded in 1728 behind...
Educational Institutions Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
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