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Information about Havana, Cuba
- Onelio House
- Cathedral of Havana
The vintage charm of Cuba's capital offers a glimpse into an opulant past, a distant time when Spanish ships loaded with valuables and goods from the Americas set sail from Havana's harbour. Old pastel-painted mansions and stately plazas invite the visitor to contemplate the island's intriguing history. Exploring La Habana Vieja, the city's old town, one discovers a fascinating place that seems to remain lost in time. The Malecón, Havana's famous boulevard starts near here and runs almost 7 km along the coast. Following the Malecón to its other end takes you to Vedado, a relatively up-scale district where our host families live.
Visiting Cuba is like traveling through time to an age when neighbors, friends and family still had time to chat, sing, dance and get to know new guests, a time when classic cars ruled the road and people seemed to be in less of a hurry. Despite recent economic challenges, Cuba is known for offering visitors a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, a place where stunning scenery, rich literary traditions and vibrant Caribbean rhythms provide a feast for the senses.
And remember, Cuba offers a year-round tropical climate, wonderful beaches, etc.
Cuba's capital emits passion and energy. Although little is allowed, it seems anything is possible here. Havana may have experienced decades of clear economic decline, but the great metropolis still offers a wealth of rich culture; its population is highly diverse culturally and racially, Old Havana is a is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the playas del este are worth visiting as is the Vedado area, where you'll find historic art deco buildings and where the homes of our host families are located.