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Things to do in Havana

Cuba has become a popular destination for millions of tourists every year for plenty of reasons. Its capital, the most representative city of Cuban history, truly captivates anyone who immerses themselves in its endearing and colourful streets. Despite this soaring popularity, it is still possible to find direct flights to Havana from Madrid at the best price, only with World2Fly. If you're wondering what to do while in Havana, we're here to reveal the key to living a unique and incomparable experience in the Cuban capital! 

Monuments in Havana

The first impression we get of Havana upon arriving is that the city is in dire need of good remodelling. However, decadent and crumbling buildings are merely the superficial layer of Havana. It is by delving into its heart that one can discover its countless treasures! 

The intensity of Cuban history is conveyed by its every street and building. You'll notice that it is commonplace to find monuments in Havana dedicated to its main heroes and historical figures, such as the memorial dedicated to José Martí. A relentless defender of the country's independence, his monument is the highest in the entire city. It is a star-shaped tower built in marble looming at 112 meters in the middle of Plaza de la Revolución. It is here that you will also stumble upon one of the best-known images of the city: the portrait of Che Guevara, next to the Cuban flag, on the Ministry of the Interior building.  

Other monuments to visit are El Capitolio, with an uncanny resemblance to its counterpart in Washington D.C., the Great Theatre of Havana, located on the Paseo del Prado next to El Capitolio, and the Havana Cathedral, characterised by the asymmetry of its towers. The different guided tours offered to tourists are always a great option to get to know all the secrets of the city! 

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Emblematic places of Havana

Besides seeing monuments, there is much more to do in Havana. If you wander through some of its most important streets, such as Obispo and Mercaderes, you will discover the best atmosphere in the city. Music, a multitude of shops, and a plethora of colours! But don't limit yourself to simply moving around on foot. Don't miss out on the thrill of riding in an almendrón! This is the colloquial term given to vintage cars from the 1950s that apparently still account for a third of the total vehicles circulating Havana today. We also recommend visiting the Plaza de Armas market and the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the Plaza Vieja, perfect for dancing, and the seaside promenade along the Malecón. The authentic Cuban essence! 

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Places to dance in Havana

Once you've gotten to know the treasures of Havana and have immersed yourself in its history, it is now the time to plunge into its culture! Besides being world renowned for its cigars and mojito-flavoured rums, Havana is a magical place that must be enjoyed to the sound of the best music. Every traveller to Havana must pay the mandatory visit to La Bodeguita del Medio or El Floridita, even if their famous cocktails imply higher prices. And to sweat them out on the dance-floor, we recommend La Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Hotel Florida and Casa de la Música, in Miramar. Are you ready to boogie to the best Cuban salsa? 

Places to visit near Havana

Once you've delved into the fascinating history of Havana and worn out your dancing shoes, you'll surely want to disconnect and rest by the sea. You'll find word-class beaches in which to do so at just 11 miles from the city. More than five miles of beautiful Caribbean coastline known as Playas del Este, which include seven different beaches, such as Guanabo, Boca Ciega, Santa María del Mar, Jibacoa or Trópico. Of course, although there are tourist services available such as hotels, restaurants and shops, bear in mind that you might have to lower your expectations in this regard. Take the opportunity to get away from the crowds of tourists on these quiet fine sand and turquoise water beaches! 

Shopping malls in Havana, Cuba

If you still have energy left and you want to get some local products to take back with you, Havana has several shopping centres scattered around the city. Zona +, Plaza Carlos III, La Puntilla and the historic Habana1791 perfumery, nowadays converted into a museum, are some of the best known. In addition to countless shoe stores, bars, shops, local craft centres and traditional markets! 

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