Spending a day in the old town of Havana is an absolute must! This is where all the picture postcard shots are taken. It can be quite intimidating at first as its fairly busy, and the locals are going about their daily life, but they are friendly and on the whole its safe. There isn't much to actually do here, so just sit back and soak up the atmosphere with a mojito, or 5!
The Plaza is 31st largest city square in the world, measuring 72,000 square meters. The square is notable as being where many political rallies take place and Fidel Castro and other political figures address Cubans. If you go on a classic car tour, the driver will take you here for a photo opportunity.
Find a driver who speaks relatively good English, as throughout the drive they will be able to point out many of the main attractions and their recommendations of things to see. This is an absolute must and was probably the highlight of our trip. Make sure you dress up, wear something smart as there will be plenty of photo opportunities with the car that you will not want to miss!
El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, was the organization of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences.
This is surely one of the main reasons anyone would visit Cuba right? And you’ll see why when you go. Havana is the very home of Mojitos and is the city where they make them best!
The Malecón (officially Avenida de Maceo) is a broad esplanade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km (5 miles) along the coast in Havana, perfect for a stroll at sunset.