Sights & Attractions in Havana

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Acuario Nacional
At the national aquarium, you can learn about...
Zoos / Aquariums Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Antigua Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula
The restored San Francisco de Paula church...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba
The Asociación Cultural Yoruba provides a close...
Museums / Galleries Centro Habana
 
Bacuranao
Bacuranao is 18 km (11 mi) east of Havana....
Beaches Havana
 
Callejón de Hamel
This neighborhood project, directed by and...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Arts / Performance Venues Centro Habana
 
Capitolio
Modeled after Washington, D.C.'s domed Capitol...
Architectural Sites Centro Habana
 
Cárcel de la Habana
A fragment of this 19th-century jail has been...
Memorials / Monuments, Jails Centro Habana
 
Casa de la Obrapía
This house is named for the obra pía (pious...
Houses / Mansions La Habana Vieja
 
Casa Natal de José Martí
On January 28, 1853, Cuba's padre de la patria...
Museums / Galleries La Habana Vieja
 
Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Constructed in 1558 by order of Spanish King...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro
Begun in 1589, Havana's landmark fort is named...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites Habana del Este
 
Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabaña
In 1762 Lord Albemarle took El Morro for the...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites Habana del Este
 
Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta
On a point (hence, the name) directly across...
Military Sites Habana del Este
 
Catedral de la Habana
Cuba's Cervantes Prize–winning novelist, Alejo...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Centro Wifredo Lam
Dedicated to and named for the great Cuban...
Museums / Galleries La Habana Vieja
 
Cojímar
The fishing village Hemingway described in The...
Towns Habana del Este
 
Droguería Sarrà
This still functioning art-nouveau pharmacy may...
Architectural Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Edificio Bacardí
Built in 1930, the former Bacardí rum...
Architectural Sites Centro Habana
 
El Cristo de La Habana
Sometimes referred to as El Cristo de Casa Blanca...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Habana del Este
 
El Malecón
Havana's famous Malecón, sheltered by a sea...
Promenades / Boardwalks Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
El Templete
This neoclassical, faux-Doric temple was built in...
Religious Sites, Memorials / Monuments La Habana Vieja
 
Estudiantes de Medicina
A fragment of Havana's early ramparts...
Memorials / Monuments Centro Habana
 
Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás
Tobacco is a fundamental part of Cuban life,...
Industrial Sites Centro Habana
 
Finca Vigía
Even those convinced that they've outgrown their...
Houses / Mansions Habana del Este
 
Fundación Destilera Havana Club
A stop here provides a look at the insides of a...
Museums / Galleries La Habana Vieja
 
Guanabacoa
Once a small sugar and tobacco center,...
Towns Habana del Este
 
Iglesia del Espíritu Santo
Havana's oldest church (c. 1638) was built by...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Iglesia del Santo Angel Custodio
This prim little white church is a required visit...
Religious Sites Centro Habana
 
Iglesia Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje
Although originally founded in 1640 as the...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Iglesia y Convento de la Merced
Although it was begun in 1755, this church and...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Iglesia y Convento Menor de San Francisco de Asís
The Latin inscription over the main door of this...
Religious Sites La Habana Vieja
 
Instituto Superior de Arte
Built on the site of the pre-Revolutionary...
Educational Institutions Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Jaimanitas
Jaimanitas is a sweet little fishing village...
Towns Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Maqueta de la Habana Vieja
This scale model of La Habana Vieja is a very...
Museums / Galleries La Habana Vieja
 
Memorial Granma
A glass enclosure behind the Museo de la...
Military Sites, Memorials / Monuments Centro Habana
 
Monumento Máximo Gómez
This bronze equestrian monument honors the great...
Memorials / Monuments Centro Habana
 
Museo de Artes Decorativos
The house containing this museum was built in...
Museums / Galleries Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Museo de la Alfabetización
This museum is dedicated to the literacy...
Museums / Galleries Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Museo de la Revolución
Batista's Palacio Presidencial, unsuccessfully...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Centro Habana
 
Museo del Ministerio del Interior
This museum's displays include hard evidence of...
Museums / Galleries Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes—Colección Cubana
Havana's fine-arts museum occupies two separate...
Museums / Galleries Centro Habana
 
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes—Colección de Arte Universal
The collection is housed in the splendid Centro...
Museums / Galleries Centro Habana
 
Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón
The Christopher Columbus Cemetery sprawls...
Cemeteries Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Palacio de Aldama
Just past the Parque de la Fraternidad...
Houses / Mansions Centro Habana
 
Palacio de los Capitanes Generales
At the western end of the Plaza de Armas is the...
Castles / Palaces La Habana Vieja
 
Parque Central
Across from the Hotel de Inglaterra and the Gran...
Parks Centro Habana
 
Parque Coppelia
Named for the 1870 ballet by the French composer...
Parks Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Parque Emiliano Zapata
This park is dedicated to the Mexican...
Squares Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Parque Lenin
This vast amusement park was popular with Cubans...
Parks Habana del Este
 
Playa Boca Ciega
Just beyond the mouth of the Río Itabo is the...
Beaches Havana
 
Playa de Santa María
El Mégano is really considered a western...
Beaches Havana
 
Playa El Mégano
Just 2 km (1 mi) east of Playa Tarará is...
Beaches Havana
 
Playa Guanabo
If you head farther east from Playa Boca Ciega,...
Beaches Havana
 
Playa Jibacoa
Santa Cruz del Norte, 10 km (6 mi) east of Playa...
Beaches Havana
 
Playa Tarará
Two km (1 mi) east of Bacuranao is Playa...
Beaches Havana
 
Plaza de Armas
So called for its use as a drill field by...
Squares La Habana Vieja
 
Plaza de la Catedral
The square that surrounds and is named for the...
Squares La Habana Vieja
 
Plaza de la Revolución
This plaza in upper Vedado may seem grandiose and...
Squares Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Plaza Vieja
What is now called the Old Square was originally...
Squares La Habana Vieja
 
Regla
Probably named for a West African Yoruba deity,...
Towns Habana del Este
 
Union Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba
Occupying what was once the Casa Juan Gelats,...
Arts / Performance Venues Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond
 
Universidad de la Habana
The University of Havana was originally...
Educational Institutions Vedado, Miramar, and Beyond

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