Old Havana, Havana

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History remains a palpable part of daily life at Old Havana, the World Heritage-listed downtown of Cuba's capital. Founded by the Spanish in the 16th century, this historical neighborhood long served as the hub of commerce and a resting point for marauders transporting New World treasures back to Europe. The narrow streets of the central district contain numerous examples of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, as well as a charming ensemble of private homes complete with neatly decorated balconies and lush internal gardens. The starting point of many tours, this area contains Havana's main square and a 16th-century fortress guarding the entrance into the city's picturesque harbor. Arrange to visit Old Havana and other attractions in Havana using our Havana vacation website .
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  • If you are going to take a taxi in Havana there are some things to take into account, it is not advisable to take them at the stops. It is cheaper to take those that are not painted yellow, as those are more expensive. It is advisable to take those who are circulating tell the driver where we are going and instead of asking the price, make an offer. For a trip from Parque Central to the Hotel Nacional the yellow studs intended to conto15 CUC, with this system the price was 4 CUC. They usually tell you they won't take you by the offered price, but when you walk away in search of another vehicle they change your mind quickly.
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  • Havana is definitely worth seeing. Beautiful houses and also a flair that you will find very little else. There is still a lot of work to be done in the side streets, but once the economy gets better, the city can be brought to its former glory.
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