Havana’s best districts

View over Old Havana jodastephen/Flickr

View over Old Havana ©jodastephen/Flickr

One of the Caribbean’s most visited cities, Havana is an excellent place to spend your holiday at. The Cuban capital city is a world famous tourist destination. It is abundant in unique tourist attractions and landmarks. The huge city is divided into 15 boroughs which are also divided into more than 100 wards. Each district of Havana has its own characteristics. The most famous and most attractive of all is Old Havana (Habana Vieja). It is abundant in world famous landmarks. Vedado, Miramar and Centro Habana are further attractive districts of the city. If you would like to find out which are Havana’s best districts, I recommend you to read the following guide.

Old Havana

The most attractive district of the city is Old Havana. It is a fantastic area, being inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. This area is actually the city centre and is home to several astonishing landmarks of the city.

The most significant sight in Old Havana are the following: Catedral de San Cristobal, the Castillo del Morro, the Museum of the Revolution, the National Capitol, the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the La Cabana fortress, the famous Malecon and so on. There are numerous things to see and to do in this district which is with no doubt one of the best districts of Havana.

View over Old Havana jodastephen/Flickr

View over Old Havana ©jodastephen/Flickr


Vedado is a vibrant district of Havana. It is bordered in its northern part by the famous waterfront, the Malecon. Vedado is also home to numerous sights and landmarks, including huge buildings, parks and monuments.

The FOCSA Building, the University of Havana, the John Lennon Park, the Jose Marti Anti-Imperialist Plaza, the ice cream parlor named Coppelia and the Gran Sinagoga Bet Shalom are just some of the most famous sights to visit. It is also home to the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, the Hotel Riviera and the Havana Libre (the former Hilton).

Vedado David González Romero/Flickr

Vedado ©David González Romero/Flickr


Although Miramar is mainly a residential area of Havana, there are numerous landmarks to admire here, too. The Karl Marx Theatre, the Parque Prado, the Miramar Trade Center and the Iglesia de Jesus de Miramar are just four of the most famous landmarks of the district. The Old Miramar Yacht Club is also an attractive old building in the district. Besides, there are numerous hotels, beaches and Casas Particulares in Miramar, too.

Miramar, Havana Marco Zanferrari/Flickr

Miramar, Havana ©Marco Zanferrari/Flickr

Centro Habana

Centro Habana is also a fantastic district of the city. The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Chinatown and the Casona of Calle Reina are some main attractions of the area. This district is also a worth visiting area.



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