Havana Cuba is a stunning Caribbean destination to explore. Every nook and corner of Havana is painted in bright colors, has interesting history, lovely people and beautiful architecture. Continue reading to find some of the unseen pictures of Havana – true, beautiful and the raw. These photos of Havana will make you re-think about how you perceive the city, at-least it did to me. Most of the us know of vintage cars in Havana Cuba and may be its political past. But did you know that other then being a Spanish speaking country, Cuba also has a long connection with Spain and that it remained a loyal ally of the Spaniards for centuries. Here it is – 45 unseen pictures of Havana Cuba that will make you fall in love!
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Beautiful Pictures of Havana Cuba
Let’s start with some of the known bits of Havana. These vintage and classic cars of Havana are a real treat! Most tourists love to visit Cuba for these wonderful experience of riding in an 1950 Cadillac or one of the pretty colored vintage cars.
Showstopper! I meant the cars in Havana Cuba
Old Havana Cuba Streets
Streets Photos of Old Havana Cuba are a real treat. Whether you are visiting Vieja Havana or Centro Havana, you will be surprised at every corner. Take a look at these Old Havana Cuba streets and fall in love
How cool is Cuba? This picture of El Cristo is unique. Cubans believe the statue of Lord Christ is holding a mojito and cigar and thus enjoying life 🙂
El Cristo is located on a hill top overlooking the bay of Havana. From up the hilltop, you can see the port of Havana. Look at this amazing view of the port (El Malecon)
If you are focusing on sightseeing in Havana city, Old Havana squares cant be missed. There are 4 squares in Havana and each one reminds of the rich Spanish heritage of Cuba.
Are you looking to add some interesting spots to your sightseeing in Havana Cuba? Look for this Spanish Mural in Old Havana
The Cathedral Square is also surrounded by colorful lanes and street art.
Don’t forget the Grand Theatre of Havana – Ballet was one of the arts that was encouraged by the Cuban government post revolution.
Hamel’s Alley – Hamel’s Alley is the cradle of Afro-Cuban past, colorful alleys and music haven. This place comes alive every Sunday with rumba and people dancing on the streets.
The Revolution Museum – A must visit to learn all about Cuba’s past and why it is at its present stage.
Gorgeous Museum of the Revolution, isn’t it?
Amazing views of the Malecon and other iconic structures, from one of the balconies of the Museum of the Revolution.
Cuba had a long history of Spanish rule and that is evident from the language, architecture and their culture. The Spaniards built castles by the coastal lines to safeguard their territories. There are 2 fortified castles that are worth visiting – El Morro Castle and La Cabana Fort. They are located very close to each other.
There is an entry fee for each of the forts and it is about 8 CUC.
Regardless of its history, Cuba is very special. The amount of joy I have seen in people’s eyes is unthinkable. Such a safe place, people are warm and welcoming and women – they are encouraged to live a free life and are so liberated and this feeling is incomparable to any place on earth.
Popular activity in Havana – Amateur Boxing!
Unseen Photos of Havana Cuba
Hotels in Havana Cuba are so magnificent, its like re-living a slice of history
Food and drink in Cuba is also their unique selling point. Try their beef dish (roopa vieja) or their delicious mojito or cappuccino. Look for some pretty side cafes for their local Cuban (casa paladar) experience.
If you move away from the Old Havana neighborhood and explore the other areas like Playa, Vedado or Central Havana, you will experience some different architecture and vibe. The streets are wider and cleaner in the Playa area. Central Havana is edgy and very crowded, but still very unique. If you like to know about the different neighborhoods in Havana and what to see, refer to my Ultimate Havana Guide
Vedado has the beautiful Nacional Hotel, facing the Malecon. This area also houses the government offices and the plaza of revolution.
As you drive around in Havana, you will notice some stunning architectural marvels, colorful, unique, some of Spanish origin and some contemporary
These structures are located by the Harbourfront (Malecon). Best way to see these spots is to drive or rent a classic car in Havana.
There are city tours available as well for 10 CUC to take you around most of these neighborhoods, except for Old Havana.
Beautiful Residential buildings
Such a cool sight in Havana – it is like the old meets new (shot by the Malecon)
Evening Views in Havana
Evenings in Havana are epic. It doesn’t matter if you are a party animal or you just like to lounge around. Most hotels have roof top bars and restaurants that offers stunning views of the city of Havana. Take a look.
Stunning rooftop evenings and views from Havana Cuba
Havana Cuba Pictures
I hope these pictures of Havana Cuba made you re-think about Havana. It is a safe place to visit and experience something unique. Be sure to add some of these spots to your Cuba travel itinerary.
- Read my 10 Top Instagrammable Spots in Havana Cuba
- Read All you need to know before your trip to Cuba
- Havana Itinerary for 3 Days here
- Learn all about Havana’s neighborhoods in Guide to Havana City
Last Updated on : December 01 2018
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