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Havana. Recreation and entertainment

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The tourist infrastructure is actively developing in the capital of Cuba. When choosing accommodation in Havana, you should be careful, as the service in some hotels may not always be satisfactory. Therefore, it is recommended to choose well-known chain hotels. In Havana there are opportunities for various types of tourism, in particular sightseeing, beach and extreme.

Visits from Havana to the Vinales Valley and Nicho Trinidad National Park are popular with tourists, where it is interesting to explore the picturesque landscapes, caves and underground rivers.

Beach holidays

Guides like to quote the words of Christopher Columbus that the coast of Cuba is the most beautiful land that the human eye could see. And the famous writer Ernest Hemingway compared the Havana bay to the neck of a bottle of champagne.

Indeed, Havana has a wonderful bay. To the west and east of the city (about 20 minutes drive from the city center) there are beaches with fine white sand. Many tourists come to Havana to relax on the beaches and admire the bluish coastal waters.

Local beaches with low tides are protected from strong currents and waves by coral reefs. Holidays on the beaches of Havana are practically possible at any time of the year. For those who want to relax on the beaches away from the city, from Havana can get to the resorts of Santa Maria (25 km) and Varadero (134 km).

diving is popular on the beaches of the capital of Cuba. Local diving centers organize dives up to 100 km along the coast and up to 3 km offshore from the coastline. On an underwater trip you can admire corals, fish, sea turtles and wrecks.


The capital of Cuba is a city whose architecture consists of buildings from different eras. Old Havana District is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It contains about 900 old buildings dating back to the colonial era. Among them there are historical squares, churches, palaces and fountains. The architectural composition of the buildings includes arches, vaulted galleries and patios.

Unique historical monuments are La Fuersa Fortress, which previously served as a defense against pirate attacks, Santa Clara Monastery, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, City Hall and other buildings.

The historical center of the district is square Plaza de Catedral (Cathedral Square), which is a Spanish colonial architectural monument. In addition to it, tourists tend to visit squares Plaza de Armas, St.Francis and Plaza Vieja, which, together with the surrounding complex their buildings are no less valuable architectural monuments.

The Cuban Capitol is one of the most visited attractions. The building has been compared in size to its Washington predecessor. The modern Capitol houses the Academy of Sciences and a variety of museums.

Not far from Old Havana is the Museum Quarter. In Havana, it is interesting to go on excursions to the National Museum, the Colonial Museum, the Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Ceramics, the Napoleonic Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Ethnological Museum, the Museum of the Revolution. Among them, the National Museum is especially popular, where you can get acquainted with collections of works of art from the Antiquity to modern exhibits. The most interesting thing in this museum is to look at the paintings of Cuban masters of the 18-20th centuries. In addition to those already mentioned, tourists visit the Museum of the City of Havana, the Museum of the Fight against Illiteracy, the Ernest Hemingway House Museum, the Guanabokoa Museum. On Revolution Square, you can go to the Jose Marti Memorial dedicated to the “Apostle of the Cuban Revolution”.
Behind the museum block, there is a park in which the famous yacht Granma is placed behind glass. It was on it that Fidel Castro, Ernesto Che Guevara and their associates sailed to Cuba to make this island free.

The main theaters of the capital are Teatro de la Havana (Paseo del Prado), Garcia Lorca Room and National Theater. You can see performances and performances of high skill in them. Especially in Cuba, the Tropicana Cabaret is famous, demonstrating the world level of musical and artistic skill.

In the evening in Havana, you can visit the three-kilometer Malecon embankment. The tallest building in the city is located here - Hospital National Нermanos Ameijeiras (1980) with a height of 24 floors, a monument to the hero of the war for independence in 1985 Antonio Maceo, an observation tower built in the 18th century.

In addition, there is an opportunity to visit zoo and zoo, botanical garden and dolphinarium.

Travel Tips

  • Some Havana beaches may require special shoes due to coral reefs.
  • In Havana and in Cuba in general, it is forbidden to photograph industrial plants and military equipment.
In addition, in Havana there is the opportunity to visit the zoo and zoo, botanical garden and dolphinarium.

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Author: Kelly Costine