La Maqueta de la Capital

Museum in Playa & Marianao

Havana itself is somewhat dilapidated in parts and so, ironically, is this huge 1:1000 scale model of the city, which looks as though it could do with a good dusting. The model was created for urban-planning purposes but is now a tourist attraction. It's going through a protracted renovation but can usually still be viewed.

Nearby, the two parks on Av 5 between Calles 24 and 26 create an atmospheric pocket with their immense banyan trees and shady lanes.