Hostal Corazón del Vedado

Walk around the city

The first two days it is essential to visit Old Havana with its four main colonial squares, its most interesting museums and other must-see places, such as the Museum of the City, the Museum of Colonial Art, the Museum of Rum, the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Habana, the Bacardí Building, the Monastery of San Francisco de Asís or the Castillo de la Real Fuerza. A good idea is to start by visiting the Museo de la Maqueta in Old Havana, as it provides a good view of what the old town is like.

During the third or fourth day, depending on the time you have spent visiting the center of Old Havana, an excellent idea is to go to the port of Old Havana, near the Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, to take a ferry to the Historical Military Park of Morro Cabaña and visit its two majestic fortresses: the Castle of the Three Holy Kings of the Morro and the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña.

The following days it is advisable to visit Vedado, and Centro Habana and make some essential stops, for example to have a mojito on the terrace of the Hotel Nacional; visit the University of Havana and the Revolution to observe the mural of Che and the Memorial to José Martí; enter the National Capitol of Cuba, the Museum of the Revolution, the National Museum of Fine Arts, and the Castle of San Salvador de La Punta; see how life goes a little different in Chinatown; and if you like lively nights you can enjoy an extraordinary nightlife in jazz clubs, bars and cabarets in the area.