Convincing reasons to visit Havana

El Capitolio Nacional, Old Havana stacey.cavanagh/Flickr

El Capitolio Nacional, Old Havana ©stacey.cavanagh/Flickr

Havana is about wandering on the colonial streets, about people-watching, dancing salsa, smoking Cuban cigars and drinking mojitos. This city is with no doubt one of the most fascinating tourist destinations of the Caribbean. There are several unique attractions here which are worth visiting. Besides, there are numerous great things to do in this majestic city.

If you would like to visit Havana, but you don’t know much about this city, I recommend you to read the following guide. Below I will present you some convincing reasons to visit Havana, such as exploring Old Havana, having a daiquiri at the El Floridita Bar, meeting the locals, dancing salsa on the streets and walking along the Malecon.

Exploring Old Havana

Old Havana is the most attractive and most popular area of the city. The Old City is home to some of the most fascinating landmarks of Havana. Exploring Old Havana is perhaps the best convincing reason to visit this beautiful city. With historic squares, churches, fortresses, museums and other architectural jewels, Old Havana is absolutely a must for tourists.

El Capitolio Nacional, Old Havana stacey.cavanagh/Flickr

El Capitolio Nacional, Old Havana ©stacey.cavanagh/Flickr

Having a daiquiri at the El Floridita Bar

The fantastic El Floridita Bar is one of the most popular bars of Havana. It used to be one of the favorite places of Ernest Hemingway. You can not miss to have a drink at this fantastic bar. Have a daiquiri or a mojito! Make also a photo with the life-size statue of Hemingway. It will surely be a great experience.

At the El Floridita, with Hemingway's brother kudumomo/Flickr

At the El Floridita, with Hemingway’s brother ©kudumomo/Flickr

Meeting the locals

Cuban people are always very friendly. They will surely welcome you with great pleasure in Havana. The most significant thing about Cubans is that they are always very positive, happy, smiling and with no prejudices. They love the festivals, love to party and they love to dance. Besides, they are communicative, welcoming, friendly and open-minded. Meeting the locals is the best way to find out more about their culture.

Dancing salsa on the streets

You’ll see many locals dancing salsa on the streets. This is an every-day habit of locals of Havana, too. Cubans love to dance, especially to the rhythms of the salsa. You will see them dancing in the clubs, during their festivals and even on the streets. Admire them or even dance with them. It will surely be an unforgettable experience.

Cuban lady dancing on the street hoyasmeg/Flickr

Cuban lady dancing on the street ©hoyasmeg/Flickr

Walking along the Malecon

The Malecon is actually an avenue running along the seawall of Havana, at the northern shore of the city. Walking along the Malecon is a must-do thing for tourists of Havana. There are some important landmarks along the avenue, too, including the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the Hotel Nacional of Cuba and the Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta.

 

 

 

 

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