Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam

Habana Vieja

At the corner of Plaza de la Catedral, this cultural center named after the island's most celebrated painter is hit or miss depending on what is or isn't showing. Rather than displaying Lam's paintings, it hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and reaches its apex during the sporadic Biennial (usually held every three years in April).

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1. Catedral de la Habana

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Described by novelist Alejo Carpentier as 'music set in stone,' Havana's incredible cathedral, dominated by two unequal towers and framed by a theatrical…

2. Plaza de la Catedral

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Habana Vieja's most uniform square is a museum to Cuban baroque, with all the surrounding buildings, including the city's beguiling asymmetrical cathedral…

3. Taller Experimental de Gráfica

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Easy to miss at the end of a short cul-de-sac, this is one of Havana's most cutting-edge art workshops, which also offers the possibility of engraving…

4. Museo de Arte Colonial

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The resplendent Palacio de los Condes de Casa Bayona in Plaza de la Catedral, built in 1720, today functions as the Museo de Arte Colonial, a small museum…

5. Parque Maestranza

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Overlooking the harbor is this small-scale Cuban-style playground (for children aged four to 12), with inflatable castles and other games.

6. Edificio Santo Domingo

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The block behind Plaza de Armas was the original home of Havana's university, from 1728 to 1902. The university was once part of a convent. The office…

7. Calle Obispo

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Narrow, chockablock Calle Obispo (Bishop's Street), Habana Vieja's main interconnecting artery, is packed with art galleries, shops, music venues and…

8. Palacio del Segundo Cabo

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Wedged into Plaza de Armas' northwestern corner, this beautiful baroque building was constructed in 1772 as the headquarters of the Spanish vice-governor…