Both a destination and starting point, Havana is an unprecedented city, old and new, unique and unusual. Unlike many cities, Havana understands how to preserve its architectural heritage and its colonial past. The famous Havana vieja (Old Havana), where the city began more than five centuries ago, is one of the best preserved architectural ensembles of the Americas. Its historic urban center and its system of fortifications were declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1982.
Castillo del Morro – Picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay.
La Cabaña Fortress – Located on the east side of the Havana bay. Constructed with El Morro in the 18th century by the Spanish colony.
Malecon – The avenue that runs along the seawall of the northern shore of Havana. It forms the southern boundary of Old Havana, Centro, and Vedado.
El Capitolio – National capitol building styled after the U.S. Capitol.
Museo de la Revolución – The Museum of the Revolution is located in the former Presidential Palace.
Plaza de la Revolución – Revolution Square is one of the 4 main squares of Havana.
El Tropicana – Tropical cabaret with an almost 80 year old history.
Necropolis Cristobal Colon – One of the most important Latin cemeteries built in the late 19th century.
Hotel Nacional de Cuba – The National Hotel of Cuba is a national landmark that stands meters from the water.