It's no secret that Hemingway loved Havana. And the city knows it. There's so much Hemingway memorabilia around, one would think he was actually Cuban. Get to know Havana through the spots he frequented while writing some American classics.
El Malecon 88
The Malecón, Havana's evocative 8km-long sea drive, is one of the city's most soulful and quintessentially Cuban thoroughfares.
El Capitolio 86
Paseo de Marti
Since 1959 it has housed the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the National Library of Science and Technology.
Calle Refugio 1
This museum resides in the former Presidential Palace, constructed between 1913 and 1920 and used by a string of cash-embezzling Cuban presidents.
The square that surrounds and is named for the Catedral de la Habana is one of La Habana Vieja's most beautiful spots.
Old Square 82
La Habana Vieja
The square's surrounding structures vary wildly in condition, though all of them are noteworthy.
Plaza de Armas
Topped by the famous Giraldilla (Weathervane)... Havana's favorite symbol—it's even on the Havana Club rum label.
El Templete 79
Calles Baratillo and O'Reilly
This museum is housed in the tiny neoclassical Doric chapel... which was erected in 1828 at the point where Havana's first Mass was held beneath a ceiba tree.
Calles L and 27
The broad staircase leading up to the school, with its signature Alma Mater statue... is a popular gathering spot for students.
Calle Obispo 153
Tacon Street, Old Havana
So-called for its use as a drill field by colonial troops, this plaza was the city's administrative center and command post almost from the beginning.
Calle Leonor Perez (Paula) 314
The memorial houses a museum – the definite word on Martí in Cuba.
Paseo de Marti (Prado) y Av. del Puerto (Calle Desamparado/San Pedro)
A fragment of Havana's early ramparts commemorates the spot where eight medical students were unjustly executed for independence activism by the Spanish governors in 1871.