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Varadero

Varadero is a relatively exclusive part of Cuba, abundant with private hotels, gorgeous white beaches and the country's only full golf course. The fantastic beaches with clear turquoise warm water makes this an island lovers paradise. If you are looking for "real life Cuba", this part resembles it the least.

122km

23.139444-81.286111

Isla de la Juventud

– a large island south of Havana

149km

21.75-82.85

Viñales

– a national park in Pinar del Rio province, with mountains and caves; it has the best-developed tourist facilities of Cuba's national parks

156km

22.6153-83.7158

Cienfuegos

city in Cuba, capital of Cienfuegos Province

238km

22.15-80.44

Maria la Gorda

– a tiny village with some snorkeling and diving options

269km

21.82-84.4937

Trinidad (Cuba)

town in the province of Sancti Spíritus, central Cuba

299km

21.804167-79.983056
Sights

Plaza de la Revolución

Huge square dominated by a statue and monument of Jose Marti and the iconic image of Che Guevara adorning the Ministry of the Interior. Arrive either early or late, as it is often swamped by tourists and gets very hot during the day.

829m

23.12444444-82.38611111

Colon Cemetery, Havana

One of the great historical cemeteries of the world, important in both historical and architectural terms. It's not possible to see much from behind the fence.

1.3km

23.12305556-82.39861111

John Lennon Park

Features the only statue of a western musician in Havana. Notable for the regularly stolen (and replaced) eyeglasses.

2.0km

23.13194445-82.40027779

Hotel Tryp Habana Libre

The hotel housed Castro's soldiers for several days after they took Havana. It has an excellent selection of photos in the lobby along with one of the only 24-hour fast food restaurants in the city.

2.4km

23.13916667-82.38277778

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

broad esplanade, roadway and seawall in Havana, Cuba

2.8km

23.14305556-82.38055556

Embassy of the United States, Havana

This heavily fortified and guarded building is where Cuban citizens go to apply for U.S. visas. It was notable for displaying news which was unfiltered and not censored by the Cuban government on electronic billboards behind the windows of one of the floors, but these were switched off in 2009. It is also the focus for regularly staged protests.

3.0km

23.14587-82.38765

El Capitolio

Completed in 1929, this neoclassical building which resembles the U.S. Capitol housed the Cuban Congress prior to the revolution. The building is being restored and will within a few years again house the National Assembly.

3.8km

23.13527778-82.35944444

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana

This museum has two parts: international and Cuban art. In the part of Arte Cubano art-lovers can spend hours admiring the works of the last centuries exhibited on three floors.

4.2km

23.14022222-82.35719444

Museum of the Revolution (Cuba)

Housed in the former presidential palace this iconic museum offers a history tour from pre-Columbian to the revolution in 1959 an on to present day socialist Cuba. Even if there's more than a hint of propaganda among the exhibitions it's still a must on any visit to Havana.

4.4km

23.14166667-82.35666667

Havana Cathedral

Built in the 18th century and redesigned in the 1940s, this church is a prime example of Baroque architecture in Cuba. Houses the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Cuba.

4.8km

23.1414-82.3519

La Cabaña

A well-restored fort of the 18th century that holds two one-room exhibitions about arms and Che Guevara. Every evening there is a cannon ceremony where they fire over the Havana harbour. To get there take any bus (ex. from the Parque the la Fraternidad) that crosses the tunnel and get off right after it. Walk about 600 m to the entrance. On your way you can also stop at the smaller Castillo de los Tres Santos Reyes Magnis del Morro located right next to the tunnel.

5.3km

23.14722222-82.35

Zapata Swamp

Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata is in Matanzas province of Cuba. The national park is one of best birdwatching areas in the world, plus it has scuba diving and beautiful beaches. It's on Cuba's south coast, in the middle of the country, about a two-hour drive from Havana.

117km

22.4-81.56666667

Cayo Levisa

island

128km

22.88444444-83.52416667

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Havana

Cuba
Havana is the capital city of Cuba, and one of the fifteen provinces of the Republic of Cuba.

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Feb

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28°C20
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May

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Jul

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Aug

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Sep

31°C24
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Oct

29°C23
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Nov

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Dec

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