TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN HAVANA: Havana Travel Guide. Sightseeing in Havana (Cuba)

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN HAVANA: Havana Travel Guide. Sightseeing in Havana (Cuba)

Havana’s best TOP 10 things to see in Havana, Cuba.

To condense such a peculiar city like Havana, with its own rhythm, its own tastes, their own people and their particular lifestyle in only 10 places is difficult. In the list ‘Top 10 Amazing Places of Havana’ Cicerone Plus we leave aside the famous hotels and local prestige to focus on the most historic, both the ‘Cold War’ as the designated World Heritage Site.

Top 10 Amazing Places in Havana:

10 .- Revolution Square, the cradle of the Cuban Revolution and the cult of figures that prompted José Martí, the precursor, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.

9. Plaza de San Francisco de Asis (Square of San Francisco de Asis), where we find the homonymous 16th century convent that incorporates many religious objects of historical character. Baroque jewel converted into a museum and choral music room.

8. Paseo del Prado, Paseo de Martí today was built in the late 18th century, where simply walk from one end to another to find many buildings and sculptural monuments of Old Havana.

7. Plaza Vieja (Old Square), harmonized by valuable colonial buildings from the 17th century to 19th with a great aesthetic unity. There also found the Palace of the Counts of Jaruco that has several galleries.

6. Havana Cathedral, built in the 18th century in baroque style, the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception has several tombs and objects of famous people of the city and Cuba. Also in the square surrounding there are some of the most prominent colonial mansions.

5. Museums of Fine Arts, across the avenue the Missions are 2 Museums of Fine Arts: one dedicated to Cuban art and one to Universal art.

4. Museum of the Revolution, conceived in the early 20th century’s canons of eclecticism, a dome at its summit as crown and outdoor memorials. A key to understanding the political and ideological heritage of the Cuban wars museum. It houses historical and artistic works of the late 15th century to the present.

3. The Temple, a small temple in neoclassical style of the early 19th century, home to large canvases of the time that had a considerable influence on Cuban architecture and in neighboring countries. In the Plaza de Armas, where it is, there are many varied plastic, sculptural and ornamental works.

2. The 4 Fortresses of Havana:

Castle of San Carlos de la Cabaña, mid 18th century, was the largest in Cuba and throughout the Americas, built by Spain.
Morro Castle, the 16th century, the castle of the 3 Kings of Morro, seen at the entrance to the bay of the city, from its conception is a prominent symbol of Havana. The lighthouse dates from the 19th century.
Castle of Real Fuerza, also from the 16th century, which even boasts its impressive military architecture and is now a museum of colonial times.
Fortress of San Salvador de la Puntilla, late 16th century, winner of a National Archaeological Restoration Award.

Honorable mention:

El Malecón

Before revealing the number one, we show a place that even without such a significant historical weight as those already mentioned, it is certainly pleasant visit to mingle with Cubans, breathing the sea air and enjoy spectacular sunsets. The Malecon of Havana is the Caribbean’s most famous promenade.

1. Cuba National Capitol, striking symbol of the city of Havana and one of the great buildings of all Cuba. Its dome is one of the largest in the world of great architectural richness, with clean lines and beautiful proportions and decorated with great magnificence. The Capitol declared a National Monument of Cuba.

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