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We are Lee-Anne & Jusnier ('Turbo' to his friends).
An English/Cuban couple who know Cuba like the back of their hands, and would like to share their first-hand knowledge with you!

Lee-Anne & Jusnier Blanco - Cuba Rocks!

Helping you discover the REAL Cuba!

Havana in 3 Days

3 Day Itinerary for Havana

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Walking Tour of Old Havana - Habana Vieja

Are you looking for a stroll around Old Havana, taking in the sights?

To help you make the most of your time in Havana Vieja (Old Havnana), we've developed a self-guided walking tour for you to follow.

The Cuba Rocks Walking tour of Havana Vieja starts in Plaza Vieja and included the Havana Club Museum, Plaza de San Fransisco, the Catederal de San Cristobol, the Arts & Craft market, the Castillo & Plaza de Armas, and everything in between!

 

Plaza Vieja - Old Havana

Plaza Vieja is one of Havana's most vibrant plazas.

It was originally built as a marketplace in the mid 16th Century.

In recent years, it has been extensively renovated, and Plaza Vieja now has beautifully restored buildings and arcades surrounding the central cobbled square, where a small fountain from the late 18th Century stands.

The Bar Plaza Vieja in the southern corner of the square has tables outside and is a great place to try micro-brewed beers.

The plazais often used to host well known bands.  I saw the Buena Vista Social Club there in 2008.

 

Museo del Ron

A whole museum dedicated to rum!

Havana Club has a museum offering displays of the production of rum from the sugar cane plantation to the processing and bottling, with machinery dating from the early 20th century.

The museum is well laid out. There is a wonderful model railway which runs round a model sugar mill and distillery.

At the end of the tour you get a tasting of a seven-year old Havana Club rum in a bar.

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Plaza de San Francisco

Plaza de San Francisco, a lovely cobbled square with a white marble fountain in its centre, Fuente de los Leones.

It was once the core of commercial life in Havana and has two famous buildings; the Lonja del Comercio, with its stunning central dome; and one of the city's most important churches, Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

To the west sits Cafe del Oriente, an elegant bar and resataurant; and to the north, Cafe Mercurio, with shaded al-fresco dining.

If you want to organise a ride in a horse & carriage, here is one of the best places to do it from.

 


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