Museo-Casa Natal de José Martí
Old City Wall
In the 17th century, anxious to defend the city from attacks by pirates and overzealous foreign armies, Cuba's paranoid colonial...
Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora de Belén
This huge building was completed in 1718 and functioned first as a convalescent home and later as a Jesuit convent. It was abandoned in...
Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced
Built in 1755, this hemmed-in church was reconstructed in the 19th century. Beautiful gilded altars, frescoed vaults and a number of old...
In the long tradition of drinking houses situated next to train stations, El Baturro is a rough-and-ready Spanish bistro with a long...
Restaurante Puerto de Sagua
This nautical-themed eating joint in Habana Vieja's grittier southern quarter is characterized by its small porthole-style windows. It...
Museo-Casa Natal de José Martí information
Lonely Planet review
Opened in 1925, this tiny museum bivoaucked in the house where the apostle of Cuban independence was born on January 28, 1853 is considered to be the oldest in Havana. The City Historian's Office took the house over in 1994, and its succinct stash of exhibits devoted to Cuba's national hero continues to impress.