1 Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

The best and largest art collection in Cuba, displayed in two marvellous and contrasting buildings.

2 Malecón in Centro Habana

Havana’s sociable seafront promenade is overlooked by a multitude of lovely buildings.

3 Hotel Nacional

This luxurious twin-towered hotel still embodies 1930s glamour.

4 Café Laurent

Penthouse views, 1950s decor and fine cuisine at one of the best of the city’s new paladars.

5 Hurón Azul

For traditional Cuban music, from bolero to son, this fabulous arts centre is unmissable.

6 Gran Teatro

Enjoy the world-renowned Cuban National Ballet and other dance companies in a fittingly magnificent building.

7 Plaza de Armas book market

An Old Havana mainstay, with stacks of vintage magazines, rare political posters and other collectables.

8 Playa Santa María del Mar

Cuba’s take on a city beach is lively, unaffected and bags of fun.

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