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11 Things to do in Havana

El Malecón

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.

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Plaza de la Revolución

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.

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Lamparilla Tapas & Cervezas

If you are near this street, this is a lovely café bar with some lovely Cuban cuisine and the staff are very friendly.

Lamparilla 361 e/ Aguacate y Villegas | E/ Aguacate y Villegas, Havana, Cuba

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Classic American Car Tour

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!

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Plaza Vieja

The Old Square (Spanish: Plaza Vieja) is a plaza located in Old Havana, Cuba. The plaza and its surroundings are also one of the seven consejos populares (wards) of the municipality of Old Havana.

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Santa María del Mar

Santa María del Mar is one of 5 major beaches in Cuba and is located about one hour east of Havana. Busses are regular from Havana, and this beach is fairly quiet and has a tropical feel to it. A couple of bars and cafes nearby.

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Old Havana

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!

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Havana Cathedral

Havana Cathedral is one of eleven Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island of Cuba.

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Capitol Building

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.

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Hemingway's Mojito Bar

Empedrado No. 207, Havana, Cuba 

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Food and Cocktails

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!

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