Havana is the capital and largest city of the island nation of Cuba, located just 90 miles from Key West, Florida. A visit to the city, with its distinctive neighborhoods and rich history is sure to create lasting memories for tourists who are aware of all that Havana has to offer. Havana is divided into 15 municipalities, each with its own neighborhoods and distinctive feel.
For travelers, the city is divided into several larger areas. The Habana Vieja area, also known as Old Havana is the heart of the city’s colonial history and was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Centro Habana, or Central Havana, is a mainly residential area where tourists seldom visit.
Guide of Havana
Where to find the most desired attraction of Havana
Vedado is an upper-middle class area and full of hotels, tourist attractions and restaurants as well as the Plaza de la Revolucion, the location of governmental agencies, the national library and the national theater. The Playa area, including Miramar, is an upscale area, where diplomats and foreign residents often live and is home to several upscale hotels and resorts, as well as Cuba’s national aquarium. Located across Havana Harbor are the city’s beaches, located in Playas del Este, while the nearby Habana del Este is home to several working-class neighborhoods.