Havana is the Capital of the Republic of Cuba, its largest city, the main port, its economic-cultural center and its main tourist attraction. It is the most populated city in the country and the third most populated of the Caribbean region. As the capital of Cuba, the city is the official seat of the state’s top organs and the Cuban Government, of all the central agencies and of almost all the companies and associations of national scope. It also brings together the largest number of branches and parent companies of foreign entities based in Cuba.
Wander and let you take without plane through the colorful streets of the center and other more distant and discover corners with an indescribable charm. Then take a break in the bar La Lluvia de Oro. Jaime with his broad smile will prepare you some mojitos while explaining the secret of his cocktail. His bar is one of the most known for foreign tourists.
Watch the sunset from El Malecon and not want to leave; the Havana fishermen in the background, some distant music, and the children’s print jumping from the rocks into the sea. The famous Malecon Habanero is a wide avenue of six lanes and a very long wall, as a promenade, with an extension of 8 km. It is a transition and at the same time, a mechanical escalator that unites classic Havana with that which was Re-launched at the end of the XIX century.
Come and drink a piña colada in the mythical National Hotel Cuba of the 30’s, declared a Memory of the World by UNESCO while you taste it in front of the Caribbean sea. This Hotel has a privileged location in the heart of Vedado, the most central area of Havana, on a hill located a few meters from the sea. Its unique views offer a beautiful and varied view of the city, among which you can admire, the habanera bay with its classic Malecon and the ancestral fortress of the Morro.
Also, you can look at the books of the revolution, about Che Guevara, Fidel Castro or Camilo Cienfuegos, at the stands of the precious Plaza de Armas and the Fashion lovers will walk from top to bottom as a footbridge, the tree-lined Paseo del Prado, where the last Chanel cruise parade was held.
Strolling in the wind in one of the beautiful American cars of the 50’s, like a convertible Chevrolet and at the end of the ride to know that it belonged to the famous singer Benny Moré. Yes, you can rent it for a getaway in the city and then stop for try to dance Salsa with grace in a typical bar with live shows, release your mane and feel that you do not do so badly.
Stroll around the residential district of Vedado, between its colonial houses with garden and impressive buildings; keep walking and do not get tired or then take old taxis of amazing colors as pink chewing gum, apple green, light blue, and cream yellow. Enjoy Cuban architecture, such as the Bacardi Building, the Fausto Theater or the America Theater.
Finish the day with a breathtaking view from La Torre, the restaurant on the 33rd floor of the mythical building Fosca, one of the 7 wonders of Cuba civil engineering and a great innovation of the 50’s.