Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta
Memorial a los Estudiantes de Medicina
Centro Hispano Americano de Cultura
Has all kinds of facilities, including a library, cinema, internet cafe and concert venue. Pick up its excellent monthly brochure and...
Statue of General Máximo Gómez
On a large traffic island overlooking the mouth of the harbor is a rather grand statue on the right-hand side. Gómez was a war hero from...
Prado No 12
A slim flat-iron building on the corner of Prado and San Lázaro that serves drinks and simple snacks; Prado No 12 still resembles Havana...
Situated at the eastern end of the Malecón with views over El Morro castle, the Torressón offers complete meals of meat or fish from...
Lonely Planet review
One in a quartet of forts defending Havana harbor, La Punta was designed by the Italian military engineer Giovanni Bautista Antonelli and built between 1589 and 1600. During the colonial era a chain was stretched 250m to the castle of El Morro every night to close the harbor mouth to shipping.
The castle's museum displays artifacts from sunken Spanish treasure fleets, a collection of model ships and information on the slave trade.