Havana Travel Guide - with Wired Destinations
Havana Sightseeing – with Wired Destinations
More than just a lively Cuba destination on the coast of Caribbean Sea, Havana has tremendous charms and is worth a visit if you want to admire superbly Spanish colonial architecture. Much of Havana’s appeal lies in its magnificent scenery, historical Havana sites, graceful museums and unspoiled sandy beaches. Above all, visitors can enjoy a relaxed Cuban ambience, a friendly welcome, and an abundance of tourist highlights for a fabulous Havana sightseeing. Click here to find the perfect discount Havana hotel.
Old Havana is a charming historic attraction full of picturesque buildings influenced from Southern Spanish style. The architectural design in Old Havana is known as ‘tropical baroque’. This area allows you to experience its classic atmosphere and explore breathtaking scenery dating back to better times. Plenty of colonial plazas are located here such as the Calle Obispo Pedestrian Street, Central Park and colorful street hawkers offering souvenirs and handicrafts. Old Havana or ‘La Habana Vieja’ is the most beautiful romantic town on the Caribbean seaside. Ernest Hemingway spent 22 years of his life in Cuba, said that only Paris and Venice can beat Havana in terms of beauty. Old Havana is a popular Caribbean tourist destination. Many Cuba hotels, nightclubs, authentic restaurants and tiny shops are available here.
Museo de la Revolucion (Revolution Museum)
Located in the old Presidential Palace, this permanent exhibition depicts the historical development of Cuban politics and government, especially the revolution, as it is one of the most significant historical incidents. Military weaponry is located outside the museum and inside fascinating relics of the fighting to gain independence are displayed. Photographs, film footage, clothing and original documents can be seen here as well. Its highlight is ‘the Granma boat’ which took Fidel Castro, Che Guavara and 80 revolutionaries home after exile in 1956.
Museo de la Ciudad (Museum of the City)
On the Plaza de Armas, you will find an impressive Baroque-style architecture. Museo de la Ciudad was built in 1791 for colonial governors and was also used as the official residence for the Cuban President. However, it eventually became the city’s museum collection. It serves as a center for Cuban social education focusing on the origins of Cuba, covering its beginnings until today. Within the compound there are many halls offering different exhibitions, including the Cuban Struggle for Independence halls and Hall of Flags which displays its original flag and also the flags used under Spanish colonial rule. The museum contains objects involving in folklore and archeology, paintings, priceless antiques and beautiful porcelain.
Fabrica de Tabaco (Cigar factories)
It is accepted that the best cigars in the world are produced in Cuba. Cuban cigar-making was instilled 150 years ago and Cubans still strongly preserve this country cultural heritage. Cigar factory tours are provided for those who are interested in Cuba’s most famous product. There are three leading cigar factories situated in Havana including Partagas, La Corona, and Romeo y Julieta. Partagas, established in 1827, is the oldest as well as the manufacturer of Cuba’s most popular cigar. The Partagas factory tour is a must-do for all tourists because you will see every step of Cuban cigar production. Methods and materials are still the same as in the past which has been handed down from generation to generation. Also, the factory’s building style is very stunning and definitely worth a visit. Cigar shops can be found next to the factories.
Capitolio Nacional (the National Capitol)
Capitolio Nacional is one of the most significant structures and the main Havana tourist destination. Within the National Capitol, the floor is made with gorgeous marble and its main staircase will take you to the large hall under splendid domes. It was used as the place for Cuban Congress and has now been turned into the house of the National Library and Academy of Sciences.
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