Clear immigration, customs and baggage, a process that takes approximately an hour and a half. The center of government, this area contains most of the offices of the main ministries and is often used for massive rallies, including that of the Pope in 2012. When it opened in 1930, Cuba was a prime travel destination many illustrious guests including Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Marlon Brando, and Ernest Hemingway. We see the Plaza de San Francisco, a cobbled plaza surrounded by buildings dating from the 18 century, dominated by the baroque Iglesia and Convento de San Francisco dating from 1719. Demonstration of perfume making in the historic Perfumery.
Tour the historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba overlooking the and the Straits of Florida. It has been the site of major reconstruction under the leadership of city historian Eusebio Leal.
The second I walked out of Havana airport, the comments from excitable men began.It didn’t matter if I was alone, or with my female travel buddy, the comments would arrive on cue every time I passed a man sitting on the kerb or his bicycle taxi.At first I thought it was a special foreign treatment, just like the obscenely high water prices, but with my dark skin and Spanish skills, I was often mistaken for a Cuban and the comments still didn’t stop.Continue to the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales.The palace currently houses the Museo de la Cuidad and was the former residence of the Spanish Captains.