Plaza del Cristo

Square in Habana Vieja

In the space of just a few years, Habana Vieja's once overlooked 'fifth' square has become the coolest place to hang out, courtesy of its edgy assortment of bars and shops and occasional live concerts. A little apart from the historical core, it hasn't benefited from a full restoration yet, which is possibly part of its charm.

The square's chunkiest edifice is the Parroquial del Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje, a recently renovated 18th-century church where sailors once came to pray before embarking on long voyages.