Havana Tourist Places to Visit in Havana, Cuba, America
Havana is the capital city of Cuba lies on the North Coast of Cuba. Havana is surrounded by mountain region and other side by Coast, spans an area of 281.18 square miles (728.26 square kilometers) with an average elevation of 194 feet (59 meters) above the sea level. The economy of the city depends on traditional sectors like manufacturing, construction, transportation, tourism and communication. Havana is surrounded by Bahia Honda, Artemisa, La Habana Del Este, Guines, Matanzas, San Cristobal and Madruga. Coordinates of Havana are 23.1333° N, 82.3833° W.
History of Havana:
Havana was populated by indigenous peoples and in the year 1514, Conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuellar founded the Havana. Columbus established the region during the 15th century where Spanish colonies established but indigenous people were vanished from the region. The Spanish ruled the Cuba during 16th and 17th centuries which acted as a hub of commerce among the Europe and the New World. During 18th century major developments in Havana occurred. The Spanish began to construct buildings and develop the natural resources in the region. The Cuban Revolution was started in the 19th century which ended the Spanish rule in the country.
Places to Visit in Havana:
El Templete is a gorgeous shrine located in Havana in Cuba pays respect to the specific place where the San Cristobal de la Habana town was founded in the year 1519.
The Car Museum is a historic museum which was constructed in a warehouse in the year 1891, in a classic neoclassical style. The demonstrations are of old cars, with the classic history of the automobile and its spare parts shown in detail.
Playas de Este:
Playas Del Este beach is popular between the habaneras, the native people. This beach is typically crowded during the summer season. The beach is famed for lying out under the rays of the sun.
Morro Castle was constructed by Spain in the year 1589, but later captured by the British in the year 1762. Tourists can view the lighthouse, island, the fort and stunning structure and design of the castle.
Other Places to visit in Havana:
- Old Havana
- Museum of the Revolution
- La Cabana
- Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana
- Cathedral of Havana
- Finca Vigia
- Colon Cemetery Havana
- Gran Teatro de La Habana
- Jose Marti Memorial
- San Salvador de la Punta Fortress
- Christ of Havana
Best time to Visit Havana:
Havana is served by a tropical savanna climate with hot summers and chilled winters. Summer season is from May to November with rain and winter season is from December to April and best time to visit Havana is from December to March.
How to Reach Havana?
Jose Marti International Airport is about 18 kilometers away from center of the city in Boyeros municipality. The airport is the main domestic and international airport in the country which connects to the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Europe and African destinations.
The Havana railway line connects to all the provinces in the country and operated by FFCC (Ferrocarriles de Cuba – Railways of Cuba) and the best way to reach other destinations in the country.
International shipping is not allowed in the country but domestic ferries will operate from old Havana to Regla and Casablanca daily.
Roads in the city are quite wide and linked to all the provinces in the country. There are metro bus and omnibus in the city which serves the intercity services in the city.
Where to Stay in Havana?
Havana is the capital city of the country and majority of the hotels are situated near the historical sites surrounded by magnificent beautiful views of the surroundings. Hotels in Havana offer facilities like room service, mini bar, TV, Swimming Pool, free internet services, laundry service, garden, sauna and massage facilities. Some of the hotels in Havana are listed here below:
- Hotel Nacional de Cuba Havana
- Tryp Habana Libre Hotel Havana
- Saratoga Hotel Havana
- Melia Cohiba Hotel Havana
- Hotel Santa Isabel Havana
- Melia Habana Hotel Havana
- Barcelo Habana Ciudad Hotel Havana
- Gran Caribe Plaza Hotel Havana
- Telegrafo Hotel Havana
- Raquel Hotel Boutique Havana
- Armadores de Santander Hotel Havana
- Ambos Mundos Hotel Havana