Destination …… Havana

Buildings along the Melacon in Havana, Cuba.

Cuba’s capital Havana is full of colourful characters, classic cars and deceptive facades. Crumbling but not crushed, Old Havana still has a genteel veneer despite the rubble. The cobblestoned streets hold a feast of fascintating history dating back to the sixteenth century.

What to see

Seven Wonders of Havana, Cuba

One of Havana's oldest and most classic hotels, the Hotel Inglaterra on Parque Central.

Where to stay

Budget – Stay in a Casa Particular (meaning private house in Spanish). Similar to a bed and breakfast. Casa Habana at #209 e/Empedrado & Tejadillo, Habana Vieja has a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy views over the city.

Mid-rangeHotel Nacional de Cuba, a refined Art Deco masterpiece overlooking the Melcon.

Luxury Hotel Parque Central located at the intersection of Prado and Neptuno right in the centre of Havana.

Budget accommodation at Casa Habana in Havana Cuba.

Where to eat

For cheap and authentic meals, try Jardin del Oriente just off the Plaza de San Francisco.

For an atmospheric family-run restaurant serving some of the tastiest dishes in Havana, you can’t go past La Guarida, which was the set for the award-winning Cuban film Fresa y Chocolate.

Try the delicious churros from the little churro cart located outside the La Casa Del Chocolate (The House of Chocolate) on Calle Mercaderes. For only a peso (roughly around 50 cents Australian) you can buy a cone of churros – yum!

Enjoy a mojito or two on the rooftop terrace of Hotel Inglaterra.

One of the classic cars you can take a taxi ride in while in Havana, Cuba.

What to do in Havana, Cuba

 

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