The colorful capital of Cuba, Havana is a mesmerizing city with beautiful colonial edifices and a dramatic coastline. The core of the city is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana. Known for its architecturally impressive plazas and outstanding series of fortifications, Old Havana displays Cuban Culture at its finest. Old Havana’s five plazas are home to churches, palaces, castles, monuments and markets that come together to create one of the most impressive historical city centers in the Caribbean basin. The complex defenses that once held off pirates are some of the oldest and largest colonial fortifications in the Americas, such as Castillo de la Real Fuerza which began construction in 1558.
Things To Do
Classic American Car Tour of Old Havana
Take a panoramic city tour of Old Havana in a classic American car and view the city’s many amazing plazas each with its own unique architectural character. Visit one of the main squares, the Plaza de la Catedral, surrounded by grand mansions and home to the 18th century Catedral de La Habana. Explore the Plaza de Armas, the city’s oldest plaza which was once a drill field for colonial troops and is now lined with second-hand booksellers.
This activity is available on the following cruises: