If you are passionate about cultural tourism, get ready to fully enjoy your trip to Havana. There you will find buildings with centuries of history, as well as a first-class museum offer. Surrender to the Museum of the City, in the Governor’s Palace, and to the National Museum of Fine Arts. Inaugurated in 1918 in the heart of the Cuban capital, this institution exhibits important samples of Cuban, Ibero-American and international art.
An ideal option to visit Old Havana is to ride on a horse-drawn carriage, on a route that starts right in front of the Capitol. Another great idea is to rent an almendrón, the traditional vehicles of American origin that managed to survive the Revolution.
Would you like to treat yourself to a special evening? If so, be sure to discover the Gran Teatro de La Habana, home to the National Ballet of Cuba and a few steps from the Capitol, and the famous restaurant La Floridita. Another reference of the Antillean scenic arts is the Amadeo Roldán Theater, where you can attend dance or music shows, played by the National Orchestra of Cuba.
If you're tempted to go shopping in Havana, there's nothing better than taking a walk down Empedrado Street. Do not hesitate to wander around its bustling craft stalls. This same artery also accommodates another of the great claims of Havana: La Bodeguita del Medio, an establishment where you can savour the aroma of an authentic Havana cigar.
Of course, we could not forget the pleasures offered by Cuban cuisine. All those who wish to taste typical local dishes, such as ropa vieja or fried beef, should book a table in the best restaurants in Havana. One of them is Casa Miglis, whose stoves are dedicated to Swedish-Cuban gastronomy.
We could not forget to mention the beaches of Havana, that go from the Malecón to the sandy beaches of the East. All of them are ideal to sunbathe, swim or contemplate the most beautiful sunsets in Cuba. Among the most beautiful beaches of Cuba and its surroundings, it is worth mentioning Guanabo, Santa María del Mar, Mar Azul and Jibacoa, a natural sandy area that unfolds in a calm and peaceful bay, halfway between Havana and Varadero. And that's not all: it is also an ideal setting for diving in Cuba, exploring the secrets of a beautiful barrier reef.