When it comes to city sightseeing, there is no better place to be other than in the capital city of Cuba. This historic city founded by Spanish colonialists in the 16th century offers much more than you can imagine in terms of tourism.
With multiple stunning locations, sometimes it’s easy to get torn between where to visit and where to reserve for your next vacation, especially if you on a very short vacation. We want to save you the hassle by giving you the top 5 sightseeing Havana locations and we hope you will love exploring each one of them;
1. The Morro Castle
One of the top sightseeing spots that should be on top of your list is the famous Morro Castle. Regarded as the iconic symbol of Havana’s sea history, it offers a spectacular view worth remembering. Dating back to more than 2 centuries ago, the architecture and design of this structure will leave your mouth wide open.
The Morro Castle is the historical structure on Havana harbor that stands out the most and thus it can be viewed from miles around. Commence your tour around the city of Havana with a visit to this stunning structure, dating back to more than 2 centuries ago.
(The Morro Castle)
2. El Capitolio
The El Capitolio is also one of the most significant landmarks of the city of Havana. Although it’s now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences, this famous attraction used to be the seat of government until after the Cuban Revolution. Resembling the Washing DC capitol building, El Capitolio is a grand majestic building in a stunning location with a magnificent view. What makes it even more unique and interesting is the fact that it houses the world’s third largest indoor statue. Also, the beautiful parade of classic cars that crawl around will take your sightseeing experience on to a whole new level. You can walk and drive right around the building, so pictures can be taken from all angles
(A photo of El Capitolio)
3. Old Havana
Old Havana has retained its ancient nature, touch and feel up to date. This beautiful part of town offers charm with its beautiful old classic buildings, which have undergone little to no rehabilitation. It is such a nice place to walk around, while sightseeing the classic museums, the colonial style architectures, the ancient style streets and more. Add to the fact that the locals are really, really friendly people, your Havana sightseeing expedition will certainly be an unforgettable experience.
(A photo of Old Havana at night)
Fun fact: Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4. The Museum of the Revolution
Havana museums make for awesome sightseeing attractions. You have probably heard of the Cuban Revolutionary War, which took place in the 1950s and maybe you would like to know more than what you read in the books. If that’s true, the Museum of the Revolution offers you a perfect opportunity to enlighten yourself more.
Located in Old Havana, the building is decorated with neo-classic elements, artifacts and exhibits that help tell the story of the Cuban Revolution War. Everything is largely devoted to the period of the revolutionary war of the 1950s and to Cuba’s post-independence history. However, there are also parts of the museum which are also dedicated to pre-revolutionary Cuba.
(The front view of the Museum of Revolution)
Finally, there is one more amazing spot that we would like to recommend for any Havana sightseer—Fusterlandia. It is a middle-class neighborhood in some part of Havana with beautiful, cool and unique attractions. It’s the Disneyland of Havana.
If you are a fun of fantasy lands, don’t forget to explore the place to catch a glimpse of everything here. We are talking about colorful painting and art, breathtaking landscape and neighborhoods, and many other visually appealing attractions.
This is a really remarkable and unique sightseeing experience, especially for kids.
(Photo of a section of Fusterlandia)
Cuba is one of the top tourism destinations around the globe with hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Most visitors will conclude their tour with a visit to Havana.
While a trip to Cuba is never regrettable, concluding your journey without exploring this super awesome city is certainly a wasted adventure.
If you are planning on exploring Havana among other places within the Caribbean island nation, these are some of the best sightseeing spots you can visit. Besides these, Havana still offers numerous other places of interest. Just bring a modern GPS device and it can point you to all the other places.
Mike is an author on www.therevver.com, and is a diehard traveler on two wheels. Over the years, he has visited countless destinations and encountered a lot of different cultures around the globe. Mike has built up a great enthusiasm for exploring the world and always loves to contribute to the traveler and motorcyclist communities. Aside from that, he speaks 4 different languages.