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Sense of Place: Cuba - Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

RESTAURANTS

  • Los Nardos
    Site: Trip Advisor
    Map: Paseo de MartíHavana, Cuba
    Description: Touted in some quarters as one of the best eateries in the city, this unprepossessing place is decked out in mahogany and leather and serves
    Media: Video
  • Café Madrigal
    Site: nytimes.com
    Map: Calle 17 No. 302 (altos) entre 2 y 4, Vedado
    Description: Intellectual, intense, artistic, a gathering point, a meeting place rather than simply somewhere to get something to eat.
    Media: Video
  • El Floridita
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: Obispo, Havana, Cuba
    Description: Founded in 1772 and still glowing after a recent 21st-century makeover, this drinking and eating establishment is a great place to sink a few cocktails before dinner. The music doffs its cap, more often than not, to mambo king Benny Moré
    Media: Video
  • Cafe Taberna
    Site: lonelyplanet.com
    Map: 800 cnr Brasil & Mercaderes
    Description: Founded in 1772 and still glowing after a recent 21st-century makeover, this drinking and eating establishment is a great place to sink a few cocktails before dinner. The music doffs its cap, more often than not, to mambo king Benny Moré
    Media: Video
  • Hanoi
    Site: yahoo.com
    Map: 134 Calle Brasil (Teniente Rey)
    Description: Although only a short walk from the Capitolio Nacional, the Hanoi restaurant is a little off the tourist trail, in an area of Old Havana still waiting to be restored to its former glory.
    Media: Video
  • Calle Obispo
    Site: lonelyplanet.com
    Map: 4330 Calle Obispo Havana, Cuba
    Description: Perhaps Havana's most vibrant street, Calle Obispo is a great spot for an evening stroll. Well lit and perfectly preserved, the feeling of being there is like that of stepping back in time.
    Media: Video
  • Bars

Other

  • Bacardi Building
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: 532 Avenida de Bélgica No. 261
    Description: The art deco landmark building was designed for the Bacardi rum company, completed in 1930 and was at the time the largest building in the city.
    Media: Video
  • Hotel National
    Site: hotelnacionaldecuba.com
    Map: Calle 21 y O, Vedado
    Description: This historic luxury hotel located on the Malecón features an eclectic mix of architectural styles. It opened in 1930, when Cuba was a prime travel destination for Americans, long before the embargo.
    Media: Video
  • Teatro Nacional de Cuba
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: Plaza de la Revolucion Havana, Cuba
    Description: This theatre building and associated threatre company were created for propaganda and arts purposes in the early years of the revolution.
    Media: Video
  • Malecón
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: Havana Harbor Coastline
    Description: An 8km long roadway and seawall which serves for nighttime promenades by Habaneros, for lovers and most of all for individual fishermen.
    Media: Video
  • Hotel Parque Central
    Site: hotelparquecentral-cuba.com
    Map: Neptuno e/ Prado y Zulueta, Habana Vieja
    Description: The magnificent Hotel Parque Central combines the elegance of the Spanish colonial style with the ultimate modern services and facilities.
    Media: Video
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: San Rafael, e/ Zulueta y Monserrate
    Description: A museum of Fine Arts that exhibits Cuban art collections from the colonial times up to contemporary generations.
    Media: Video
  • Plaza Vieja
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: Mercaderes and Muralla
    Description: An open space since 1559, this was the site of executions, processions, bullfights, and fiestas - all witnessed by Havana's wealthiest citizens, who looked on from their balconies.
    Media: Video
  • Parque John Lennon
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: Vedado district in Havana, Cuba
    Description: The sculpture of Lennon is not wearing his signature round-lens glasses, which have been stolen, or vandalized, several times. However, during the day, a security guard can be found sitting next to the bench who will place glasses on the statue by request.
    Media: Video
  • Hotel Ambos Mundos
    Site: hotelambosmundos-cuba.com
    Map: Calle Obispo No. 153 esq. a Mercaderes
    Description: Renowned for its history, Hemingway stayed and wrote one of his novels here.
    Media: Video
  • Plaza de San Francisco
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: Oficios Havana, Cuba
    Description: Called San Francisco because of the convent next to it, this square was conceived in 1628, with the objective of supplying water to the ships trading with the metropolis.
    Media: Video
  • Casa de Africa
    Site: lonelyplanet.com
    Map: Obrapía No 157
    Description: The Casa de África houses sacred objects relating to Santería collected by ethnographer Fernando Ortíz.
    Media: Video
  • Callejon de Hamel
    Site: lonelyplanet.com
    Map: Vedado Havana, Cuba
    Description: Is a normal street with houses outside but it's got art galleries, art instalations, Rumba, play, drums, life, people dancing...
    Media: Video

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