12 Fantastic Things to Do in Havana, Cuba

Akshay Kulkarni Jun 5, 2019
Tap to Read ➤
From vintage cars to exotic venues to historical edifices, Havana has it all. The capital of Cuba is stacked with lots of interesting hangouts and activities, here's a compilation of the best of them for you.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Stroll Through the Malecon

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

This 8 km long scenic boulevard separates the sea and the city.

Take a walk along this esplanade to get caressed by the fresh ocean winds, amazed by the vintage cars driving by, and enchanted by the elegant premises like the Monument to the Victims of the USS Maine along the way.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Visit the Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Overlooking the Malecon, standing tall, is this historical hotel which was built in 1930.

Graced by many famous personalities, from Winston Churchill to Marlon Brando, this is a perfect spot for a lavish Cuban retreat.

Guzzle up Mojitos and Daiquiris

Be it Hotel Nacional de Cuba or Hemingway's favorite El Floridita in Old Havana, Havana has some of the most delicious and famous Mojitos and Daiquiris in the world that are quite tempting for both, foreigners and Cubans alike.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Embrace the Old Havana

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Havana boasts of many neoclassical architectures and keeps the Cuban urban culture breathing. The plazas, museums, churches, cigar factories and local eateries in Old Havana are worth a visit.

The building ahead is the famous El Capitolio.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Behold the Majestic El Capitolio

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Standing at the borderline of Old Havana and Centro Habana, this National Capitol Building of Cuba is one of the most visited site in Havana.

Its construction took 3 years, 3 months and 20 days along with the labor of 5000 workers and a total expenditure of 17 million US dollars.

Witness the Glory of Morro Castle

Fortifying the coastal opening of Havana, this castle has witnessed and endured many battles. The cannon blast show at 9 pm is a must watch.

Tour the Magnificent La Cabana

3rd largest fortress in America, this castle was used by famed revolutionaries like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara as their headquarters and base camp.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Listen to the Music Cast into Stone: Havana Cathedral

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

A remarkable combination of neoclassical and baroque style architecture, opened in 1777, this is one of the oldest monumental churches in the Americas.

Stop by at a Local Cuban Cigar Factory

Experience the world of Cuban Cigars at some of the famous Cuban Cigar joints in Havana like Modern Partagas Cigar Factory in Old Havana or Romeo Y Julieta Cigar Factory (just across the street from the former).

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Take a Look at the Flamboyant Plaza Vieja

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

The plaza consists of many masterfully and artistically crafted buildings. The bright colors and intricate architecture of the buildings are enough to astonish you.

Also Visit: Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas.

Explore the Museum of the Revolution

This former Presidential Palace was revamped into a museum to preserve and showcase the history of the Cuban Revolution. You can even see the bullet holes in the walls made by the bullets of revolutionaries during the Havana Presidential Palace Attack in 1957.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Relax at the Caribbean Beaches

Down the 30 km long coastline of Havana, there are multiple heavenly beaches around where you can relax, take a sunbath and have a gala time.

Recommendations: 
Playa Santa Maria del Mar, Playas del este.
Write for us