La Manzana de Gómez
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Arte Universal)
Exhibits international art from 500 BC to the present day on three separate floors. Highlights include an extensive Spanish collection...
Colección de Arte Universal
Arranged inside the fabulously eclectic Centro Asturianas (a work of art in its own right), the Colección de Arte Universal exhibits...
Statue of José Martí
The marble statue of José Martí (1905) in the center of Parque Central was the first of thousands to be erected in Cuba.
Promoting itself as the 'cradle of the daiquirí,' El Floridita was a favorite of expat Americans long before Hemingway dropped by in the...
The best-stocked grocery store in Habana Vieja sells everything from fresh pastries to baby's nappies. It's just off Parque Central and...
La Manzana de Gómez information
This once-elegant European-style covered shopping mall was built in 1910 and was once the pride of polite Havana society. By the 1990s it had degenerated into a haunted version of Gotham City full of empty-shelved shops. It has subsequently been taken over by a Swiss hotel group who are in the process of returning it to its former glory complete with shops and a five-star hotel.