Stay in Casas Particulares in Havana Centro, this part of the city have the faded majesty of a great old lady. In Bed and Breakfast in Cuba we know that although some parts are kind of deteriorated, this area retains an aristocratic air of someone who has seen better days. The neighborhood developed beyond what the city walls (which were parallel to the present Belgian Av. and Las Misiones Av.) during the 1800's. It was initially designed to provide homes for citizens.
Most of the center's construction took place after 1863. When the walls began to be demolished to have more land available. The work was finally completed between 1920 and 1930. When a French architect designed the forest landscape surrounding the Paseo del Prado area, Parque Central, the Capitol gardens and the Parque de la Fraternidad
In this area the most emblematic and tourist places of the city meet. It has an extension of 3.42 square kilometers of places to visit. It is advisable to walk on foot to know the majority of its architecture and flow with the city.
One of the most well-known areas of the center is Paseo del Prado. Where important buildings such as the Gran Teatro de La Habana can be found. Nearby you can visit:
On a less traditional side you can also find places like the tobacco factory of Partagás, behind the capitol.
Through the tours you can learn more about the culture and architecture of the area. You will notice the fusion of European and Caribbean culture, by the presence of imposing colonial structures with their own original features to resist the climatic conditions of the area. Although they are neglected still keep their charm. Another legacy visible in the architecture of the center of Havana is the Muslim heritage, reflected through Mudejar art.
The nightlife is a plus in Havana Centro, you will we able to go out and get to know the best music places and bares in Havana.
The proximity to the Malecon, and the elements representative of Cuba's history and culture make this space so attractive to tourists. To have a unique and local experience it is advisable to stay in one of the private houses in this area.
The houses in this area of ??the city are perfect for a walking tour. They also offer an incredible service, with a Cuban cuisine breakfast. Some houses allow guests to use the kitchen and even teach them the best known preparations of the country such as: ropa vieja, mojo sauce and arroz con habichuelas. This way you can get into direct contact with the culture and enjoy more of their experience as tourists.
If you are looking for a place to stay during your visit to Havana consider stay in casas particulares in Havana Centro. They are distinguished by their popularity, service and good location, with a cozy atmosphere and for an incredible price. Do not hesitate to contact us to book your favorite private home, it will be an incomparable experience!
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