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Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cuban Restaurant
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“Only in Havana! The entrance to the city's most legendary private restaurant greets you like a scene out of a 1940s film noir. A decapitated statue at the bottom of a grand but dilapidated staircase leads up past lines of drying clothes to a wooden door, behind which lie multiple culinary surprises. La Guarida's lofty reputation was first fermented in the 1990s when it was used as a location for the Oscar-nominated film Fresa y Chocolate. Not surprisingly, the food is still up there with Havana's best, shoehorning its pioneering brand of Nueva Cocina Cubana into dishes such as rabbit pâté and oxtail risotto. Reservations recommended.”
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Point of Interest
“This beautiful venue used to be called the Great Theatre of Havana, recently renamed Alicia Alonso Theatre, after the prima ballerina for decades of the world renowned Cuban National Ballet Company. If you are interested in ballet or opera performances look out for the programme on the billboard. ”
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Italian Restaurant
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“This seaside boardwalk sits on the edge of Old Havana and El Vadado neighborhoods with access to many bars, restuarants, and ”
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Park
“Surrounded by some of the most beautiful buildings in Havana. From here you can stroll down "El Paseo del Prado". A pedestrian walkway where locals as well as tourist enjoy the scenery. There are numerous bars anan spend your evening relaxing and taking in the ambiance of this metropolitan city.”
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Nightclub
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“10minut en taxi,hacen dos conciertos al día, Matine con música en vivo comienza a las 18:00 y la noche del concierto (música en vivo) a las 24:00 ¡grupos de música cubana mundialmente famosos, fabuloso! Gran diversión muy frecuentada por cubanos. 10mints in taxi. two concerts a day, Matine with live music starts at 6:00 p.m. and the night of the concert (live music) at 12:00 p.m. world-famous, fabulous Cuban music groups! Great fun very frequented by Cubans. Fanno due concerti al giorno, Matine con musica dal vivo inizia alle 6:00 e la notte del concerto (musica dal vivo) alle 12:00 gruppi di musica cubana famosi in tutto il mondo, favolosi! Grande divertimento molto frequentato dai cubani.”
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Cuban Restaurant
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“Located in an old mansion with several dining rooms furnished in antiques, this paladar offers a unique ambience and dining experience. The only restaurant that Barack Obama visited during his trip to Havana.”
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“Open to the public, it is one of the most visited tourist centers of the city, having become one of the architectural icons of Havana, and is usually considered the most imposing building in the city. It is named by some experts as one of the six most important palaces in the world.”
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Shopping Centre
“At the beginning of the 20th century, La Época created the modern department store concept, introducing new commercial and management techniques at the time, such as control and business intelligence, window dressing, escalators or vertical concentration in certain areas. products. The building was completely restored in 1990 by the Office of the Historian of Havana, which turned it into an elegant shopping center, with very varied stores that sell everything from freshly made food to baby products.”
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Capitol Building
“The National Capitol Building (Capitolio Nacional de La Habana) is a public edifice and one of the most visited sites in Havana. The building was commissioned by Cuban president Gerardo Machado and built from 1926 to 1929 under the direction of architect Eugenio Rayneri Piedra. It is located on the Paseo del Prado Road in the exact center of Havana. According to its architect the inspiration for the cupola came from the Panthéon in Paris. The project began on April 1926. Construction was overseen by the U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson. To finish its construction they needed more than 5000 workers, 3 years, 3 months and 20 days; as well as approximately 17 millions of American dollars". Inside of the main hall, under the cupola, is the Statue of the Republic (La Estatua de la República). The statue was cast in bronze in Rome in three pieces and assembled inside the building after its arrival in Cuba. It is covered with 22 carat (92%) gold leaf and weighs 49 tons. At 15 m (49 1⁄4 ft) tall, it was the second highest statue under cover in the world at the time, with only the Great Buddha of Nara being taller. Embedded in the floor in the centre of the main hall is a replica 25 carat (5 g) diamond, which marks Kilometer Zero for Cuba's National Highway. The original diamond, said to have belonged to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and have been sold to the Cuban state by a Turkish merchant. Prior to the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the Congress was housed in the building. The Congress was abolished and disbanded following the Cuban Revolution in 1959 and the building fell into disrepair. As of 2013, the Government of Cuba has been slowly restoring the building for use once again as the home of Cuba's National Assembly. A visit to this building is very recommended.”
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Neighbourhood
“The Chinatown is vivid and full of restaurants. It's just a short walk away from Casa O'Farrill and worth it!”
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Caribbean Restaurant
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“One of the best quality restaurants in La Havana to get lobster and really nice desserts”
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Capitol Building
“The structure displays a blend of Neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles and was the seat of government until 1959, after the Cuban Revolution. Currently, it's undergoing a major restoration to prepare it as the new home for Cuba's Communist parliament. However, it remains a striking landmark for those wandering around Havana; its huge dome is visible from almost anywhere in the city.”
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Route
“ The Malecón (officially Avenida de Maceo) is a broad esplanade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km (5 miles) along the coast in Havana, Cuba, from the mouth of Havana Harbor in Old Havana, along the north side of the Centro Habana neighborhood, ending in the Vedado neighborhood. New businesses are appearing on the esplanade due to economic reforms in Cuba that now allow Cubans to own private businesses.”
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Route
“Puede observar las puestas de sol a la orilla del mar You can watch the sunsets at the edge of the sea”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“ Located two blocks from home. You have to sit on its benches and watch life go by with the Capitol in the background, it is bound on the way to the heart of Old Havana. It is one of the places that you have to know, it must be part of the checklist . You walk from the malecon to paseo prado to get to the central park”
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Art Gallery
“The narrow two-block long alley between Aramburu and Hospital streets in Centro Habana has over the years become a shrine to Afro-Cuban religions through the art created by Salvador González. The buildings are lined with brightly-colored paintings, murals, sculptures and objects, which depict rituals and deities. Also, rumba groups play here every Sunday.”
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