Havana, the capital city of Cuba and the largest city in the Caribbean Region, is one of the culturally acclaimed cities in this urban country. The beauty and bounty of this city is truly enchanting. With a compelling history, rich culture, and heritage, the diversity of Havana and its architecture are remarkable. The city has a glorious colonial history, which can be seen in the cathedrals, castles, museums, and mansions that depict architectural marvels.
One of the best places to visit in Havana is the City Center. The zig-zag streets of the City Center have its own fables to share. While some streets represent the colonial grandeur of the capital, yet another street showcases the glamor and richness of the city. Likewise, there are streets that narrate the tale of revolutionary changes and economic crisis faced by the people of the city.
The city of Havana blends the past and present life beautifully. Even the sprawling metropolis has an infectious vitality prevailing in every neighborhood of the state. There are so many tourist places in the city, but you can always find a flock of local on the streets anywhere you go.
History of Havana is indeed treasured, and the culture of this rich city is celebrated. The city loves music and dance, which can be seen in cabarets, clubs, and street-side dance shows. Some of the best ballet shows in the world, and some dance companies, are also hosted in Havana. Moreover, Havana is the unrivaled theater community in the entire Caribbean region. The city boasts its comedy and film clubs, art galleries ranging from eclectic to expansive categories of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Visitors would be delighted to see bookstores in every corner of the city.
Old Havana is located in the neighborhood, which is another history region of the country called the Vieja Habana. It was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO along with more than 900 landmarks, which includes Cathedral Square and Presidential Palace.
Havana has inspired its home writers and revered them at the same time. Philosophers and poets have made this city their den for years with some of the eminent names like Federico Garcia Lorca and Ernest Hemingway being a part of the history of the city.
Havana has the most amazing coastline with approximately 15 km of exotic beaches and virgin coral reefs. Tourists can admire these beautiful locations both above the sea level and below. If you love greenery, do visit the 670 hectares of green space of Lenin Park to soak yourself in an urban oasis.