Museo el Templete
Palacio de Los Condes de Santovenia
Habaguanex’ five-star Hotel Santa Isabel is a historic building in its own right and a former stately palace of the counts of...
Plaza de Armas
Havana's oldest square was laid out in the early 1520s, soon after the city's foundation, and was originally known as Plaza de Iglesia...
Statue of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
In the center of Plaza de Armas, which is lined with royal palms and hosts a daily (except Sundays) secondhand book market, is a marble...
Nao Bar Paladar
No 1 in Havana's main drag and not far behind in its food ranking, Nao occupies a 200-year-old building near the docks that plays on its...
Museo el Templete information
This museum is housed in the tiny neoclassical Doric chapel on the east side of Plaza de Armas, which was erected in 1828 at the point where Havana's first Mass was held beneath a ceiba tree in November 1519. A similar ceiba tree has now replaced the original. Inside the chapel are three large paintings of the event by the French painter Jean Baptiste Vermay (1786–1833).