5 different things to do in a weekend in Havana (+1 MUST DO)

The capital of Cuba, Havana, is a fascinating city.

One of the best views in Havana is the Capitol garden. And guess what: you can admire it from the very CapitolioResidences balcony!!!

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  • Near our residence, you can find the tobacco Partgás factory, where you can roll up your own cigar and then enjoy the experience of pairing it with an exquisite Cuban rum.

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  • Walking the streets of Old Havana is a must do if you visit the city for the first time. There is nothing like getting the first hand experience of meeting the Cubans famous hospitality wich you might find in almost every corner.

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  • Driving a classic car is a unique experience you can find only in Havana. For about 20 to 30 CUC you’ll be driven by a skilled chauffeur through the Malecón Avenue, great time to breathe the ocean air and take the bigger possible vision of the city.

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  • Cross the Havana Bay in the local ferry. There is a tiny town in front of the big city: Casablanca. There you will find the Cristo de La Habana, a monumental Carrara-marble statue raising its 76 ft at the top of a hill. You can get there by means of a long, narrow flight-of-steps after crossing the bay in a boat known as Lanchita de Casablanca. The other way to reach the Cristo de La Habana is via tunnel. A taxicab would be necessary then, notably easing the whole excursion.

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  • If you want some time alone and quietness to relax, Almendares park is perfect. It is located at the end of 23rd street, under the bridge leading to Miramar. If you want to relax a bit, you should definitely check it out. It’s a fantastic place to go on a hot day when you have no other plans. Bring some food and drinks and have a relaxing picnic as you lounge beside the river.

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Must do:  Don´t forget to sit at least for a minute on the Havana Malecon! You have to walk along the Malecon at night. The best area is near the corner of 23rd street. On a hot night, it will seem like the whole city is perched on this sea wall. You’ll meet all kinds of people in this area. It’s all part of the Havana experience and it’s perfectly safe. Hang around, and you will be able to make some friends.

Havana is a great city which you can easily explore on your own. All you need is a little background information and the confidence to break free of the typical tourist hot-spots.

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