The top free things to do in Havana

El Floridita SteveR-/Flickr

El Floridita ©SteveR-/Flickr

Havana is one of the top tourist destinations in Cuba. It is a fantastic place to visit, with many things to see and to do. The buzzing city is home to dozens of spectacular tourist attractions, including the El Capitolio, the wonderful cathedral of Havana, Havana’s fortresses, churches, museums, theatres, parks and other sights. Besides visiting the attractions of the city, there are also numerous other things to do in this huge city. In case you are traveling on a limited budget, looking for the free attractions, the following guide is a must for you. Below I will present you the top free things to do in Havana. These activities will surely make you an unforgettable experience.

Visit Old Havana’s attractions

The astonishing city centre attracts dozens of visitors yearly, including some spectacular landmarks. Old Havana was inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites due to the presence of these sites. Visiting the attractions of the city centre is one of the best free things you should do in Havana.
The major attractions are the Malecón with its points of interest, the Castillo del Morro, the Cathedral of San Cristobal, the Capitolio Nacional, the Museum of the Revolution, the Great Theatre of Havana and so on.

Church in Old Havana hoyasmeg/Flickr

Church in Old Havana ©hoyasmeg/Flickr

Make a photo with Hemingway at the El Floridita Bar

The El Floridita Bar is the most popular venue in Havana. It was the favorite bar of the famous author and journalist, Ernest Hemingway. His life size bronze sculpture can be found in the bar, right where Hemingway used to sit. Thus, visitors have the occasion to make a photo with him. It will surely be a fantastic photo and a great memory.

El Floridita SteveR-/Flickr

El Floridita ©SteveR-/Flickr

Dance along with the locals on the street

It is well-known that Cuban people love to dance. Dancing along with the locals on the street is with no doubt a unique experience. You will see people dancing on the street to the vivid rhythms of Rumba. Go to the Callejón de Hammel on a Sunday and join the dancing crowds!

Lie on the Playa del Este

Havana has something to offer to the lovers of sun and sea, too. The Playa del Este is a popular beach. Lying on the beach is with no doubt a fantastic free thing to do. If you don’t like the tourist crowds, I suggest you to skip the beach.

Playa del Este ilkerender/Flickr

Playa del Este ©ilkerender/Flickr

Make a walk along the Malecón

The Malecón is an esplanade along the coastline in the city. It is very popular among both local people and visitors who make long walks along it. There are several points of interest along the Malecón, including the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the Hotel Nacional of Havana, the Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta, numerous monuments and other sights.

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