I prepared for my trip to Havana by watching Netflix documentaries about Cuba. I had also translated a Lonely Planet article about Havana (I’m a freelance writer and translator). In addition to this, I googled my brains out to find the best areas and sights.
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Havana was what I expected – colorful houses, veteran cars and limited internet connection. But Havana was also more than I expected – smiles, hope, and a country on the march. I can’t wait to see Havana and Cuba in 10–20 years from now.
A city full of pastel colored buildings, Havana is a grammer’s best friend. Here are 6 spots that will generate hundreds of likes. Because you know…
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1. HAVANA’S EL CAPITOLO
Tha National Capitol Building used to house the Cuban government until the revolution in 1959. Today the majestic building is home to the Cuban Academy of Science.
2. THE PASTEL HOUSES OPPOSITE EL CAPITOLO
Pastels everywhere, but these houses are something special.
3. THE VIEW FROM THE ROOFTOP BAR AT HAVANA’S HOTEL INGLATERRA
Grab a drink and enjoy the view over Parque Central and El Capitolo from the rooftop bar at hotel Inglaterra.
4. THE VETERAN CARS AT PLAZA DE LA REVOLUCIÓN
Veteran cars with tourists on city tours gather at Plaza del La Revolución, one of the main sights in Havana. The otherwise grey square explodes with color during peak sightseeing hours.
5. RESTAURANT LA GUARIDA
La Guarida Paladar is located in a somewhat rundown apartment building. The restaurant itself is very well kept and the food is delicious.
6. THE VIEW FROM HOTEL TRIP HABANA LIBRE
The view from the 24th floor at Tryp Habana Libre is everything. The hotel has a restaurant on the 25th floor so you don’t have to stay at the hotel to catch this epic view of Havana.
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