Havana, Cuba´s capital, is undoubtedly a unique cultural and tourist destination in the Caribbean and, as such, a must-visit city for travelers coming to the island. Old Havana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, is considered the best preserved city in Spanish America.
The Historical Center always has pleasant surprises for those who want to enjoy a nice stroll around truly beautiful places. The narrow cobble-stoned streets, the magic of its squares with refreshing fountains, the stone-walled fortresses and castles, coexist with rows and rows of balconies and columns, well ventilated courtyard and a variety of styles in the design of elaborate wrought-iron grating, stained-glass windows, and streetlights that are actual witnesses of a continued daily dialog between the big picture and the details.
Havana maintains its original charm and at the same time welcomes the modern age. The capital city rescues its past through praiseworthy restoration work aimed at bringing back to every stone its eloquent memory, its colonial courtyards, placid haven, the sea breeze of the beloved port and its centuries-old cosmopolitan ambience.
The insatiable and discerning traveler of today discovers a city with countless architectural styles, a portrait depicting the art, literature, heritage and social wellbeing of its people. The museums of Old Havana preserve historical memorabilia from all of Cuba. There are also photo exhibits, engraving workshops and galleries with the latest in fine arts. And this is why travelers have to know the city, walk it, discover it, touch it if they want to admire it.
Drawn by this setting marked by tradition and art, thousands of visitors stay in the inns that their prime attracted merchants, sailors and prominent celebrities; now restored and converted into attractive inns and luxury hotels, where we still breathe the stately and genuine air of the Havana the old.