Sights & Attractions in Havana

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Name Category Location
 
Capitolio
Modeled after Washington, D.C.'s domed Capitol building, Havana's...
Architectural Sites 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
 
Cojímar
The fishing village Hemingway described in The Old Man and the...
Towns Habana del Este
 
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
 
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 Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje
Although originally founded in 1640 as the Ermita de Nuestra...
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
 
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 Revolución
Batista's Palacio Presidencial, unsuccessfully attacked by students...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Centro Habana
 
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
 
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
 
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
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