La Bodeguita del Medio
Palacio de los Marqueses de Aguas Claras
Situated on the western side of Plaza de la Catedral is this majestic one-time baroque palace completed in 1760 and widely lauded for...
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wilfredo Lam
On the corner of Plaza de la Catedral, this cultural center contains the melodious Cafe Amarillo and an exhibition center named after...
Taller Experimental de Gráfica
Easy to miss at the end of a short cul-de-sac, but ignore it at your peril. This is Havana's most cutting-edge art workshop, which also...
Fundación Alejo Carpentier
Near the Plaza de la Catedral. Check for cultural events at this baroque former palace of the Condesa de la Reunión (1820s) where...
Keep it simple. The secret at Doña Eutemia is there is no secret. Just serve decent-sized portions of incredibly tasty Cuban food (the...
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La Bodeguita del Medio information
Made famous thanks to the rum-swilling exploits of Ernest Hemingway (who by association instantly sends the prices soaring), this is Havana's most celebrated bar. A visit here has become de rigueur for tourists who haven't yet cottoned on to the fact that the mojitos are better and (far) cheaper elsewhere.
Past visitors have included Salvador Allende, Fidel Castro, Nicolás Guillén, Harry Belafonte and Nat King Cole, all of whom have left their autographs on La Bodeguita's wall – along with thousands of others (save for the big names, the walls are repainted every few months). These days the clientele is less luminous, with package tourists from Varadero outnumbering beatnik bohemians. Purists claim the CUC$4 mojitos have lost their Hemingway-esque shine in recent years. Only one way to find out…