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“Restoration still keeping the vibrant and exuberant old Havana”
Review of Old Havana

Ranked #1 of 241 things to do in Havana
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Owner description: Bohemian, rhythmically Latin, certainly picturesque and, above all, charming.
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Restoration still keeping the vibrant and exuberant old Havana”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We were nervous that the restoration of Old Havana would change it, but essentially the old city is still there. The music, the street performers and the joyful welcome of the Cubans. The clean-up is working well. There is a feeling of greater prosperity, hopefully that doesn't lead to capitalist greed.

Visited April 2014
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Steinkjer, Norway
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“Walk the streets of old Havana”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Even though tourism is growing in Havana you still feel you have arrived to "another planet". Old buildings and old cars. Yes, it is all there. A lot of people trying to sell you something, but most of them take no for an answer. Walking the streets of old Havana is interesting and safe. A perfect place for a photo-safari.

Visited April 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Great Live Music in Old Havana”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

What a wonderful place. Take time to wander round and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Take plenty of change for tipping the wonderful street musicians and other street entertainers. (You will also need tip money when visiting the toilet). Make sure that your Camara is well charged up as you will want to take loads of pictures.

Visited November 2013
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Belfast
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“Wander the streets and explore the old town”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had a guided tour of the old town in Havana with Pedro - a former city planner and university lecturer. We couldn't have had a better guide as he gave us all sorts of interesting facts about the old Havana, the harbour and everything else in the town.

I'd definitely recommend doing something like that as well as wandering down Calle Obispo and other street, stopping for mojito and browsing in markets.

Visited April 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Una buena dia.”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Nice place to wonder around and take time to admire the structures; very old and magnificent. Great place to get good chocolate.

Visited April 2014
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