Havana is an unparalleled city rich in culture, history and tradition. It is proud of its preserved architectural heritage and colonial past. The famous Habana Vieja (Old Havana), where the city began more than five centuries ago, is one of the best preserved architectural designs in the Americas. Its historic urban center, cobblestone plazas, and surrounding fortifications were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Today you’ll see a mix of structures from the Baroque and Neoclassical eras as well as conventional modern buildings.
As the nation’s capital, it is by far the most populated city even though it is the smallest province. The blend of African and Spanish heritage makes it one of the most unique cities in Latin America.
These influences have given Havana a strong foundation of art, literature, ballet, sports, and science. It is a fountain of inspiration for poets and musicians alike. Visitors can feel the hopeful energy and inspiration in the city as entrepreneurs yearn to share their local food, art, and customs.
From history, culture, and nightlife, Havana has it all. Places like the famous Tropicana Cabaret, La Bodeguita del Medio, Gran Teatro de La Habana, and the Plaza de la Revolución make this city a must see when discovering Cuba and all its splendor.
Havana has a series of beaches spread out along the Via Blanca highway east of the city. If you’re driving from Havana to Matanzas, pull off at one of the pristine to enjoy the white sand beaches.