Museo de Naipes
Encased in Plaza Vieja's oldest building is this quirky playing-card museum with a 2000-strong collection that includes rock stars, rum...
Fototeca de Cuba
A photographic archive of Old Havana since the early 20th century that was started by former City Historian, Emilio Roig de Leuchsenring...
La Casona Centro de Arte
Housed in one of Plaza Vieja's most striking buildings (note the sturdy colonial overtones), this gallery/shop has great solo and group...
Café el Escorial
Opening onto Plaza Vieja and encased in a finely restored colonial mansion, there's something definitively European about El Escorial....
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Palacio Cueto information
Kissing the southeast corner of Plaza Vieja is this distinctive Gaudí-esque building, which remains Havana's finest example of art nouveau. Its outrageously ornate facade once housed a warehouse and a hat factory before it was rented by José Cueto in the 1920s as the Palacio Vienna hotel. Habaguanex, the commercial arm of the City Historian's Office, is in the process of restoring the building, which was constructed in 1906 and has lain empty and unused since the early 1990s.