Best Attractions of Havana That Are Too Good To Miss for First Time Travellers

havanaVisiting Havana? The capital city of Cuba has a lot to offer to its visitors. For holidaymakers who are blocking their flights’ tickets to this city and are wondering what to visit, here are four most popular attractions to start with.

Old Havana

The sands of time have indeed turned Havana into a thriving metropolis but there are some secrets and tales of the past that the city still hides, and preserves in its old centre. Anyone who is booking tickets on flights to Havana for the first time should definitely pay a visit to Old Havana. The place preserves a fascinating blend of Baroque and neoclassical monuments. The more you explore the place, the more you are going to like it!

El Capitolio

Once a seat of government in Cuba, El Capitolio now tells the tale of Cuban past. This marvellous piece of architecture is inspired from the US Capitol building in Washington DC and the Pantheon in Paris. El Capitolio features a planetarium and three museums. One of the prime highlights of this place is the ‘Estatua de la República’, the third largest indoor statue in the world. The place also boasts a 25-carat diamond in the centre of the main lobby.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana

Considered to be the most prominent museum of fine arts, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana (or National Museum of Beautiful Arts of Cuba) is a place you must visit if you are into arts and culture. The magnificent museum settles itself in two separate buildings. Each building has a massive collection of arts that are certainly worth exploring. The very design of the building (Designed by Alfonso Rodríguez Pichardo) is impressive enough.

Bacardi Building

Are you a Bacardi fan? Well, if you are, and you happen to be in Havana, head to Avenida de Bélgica No. 261 and explore the famous landmark of Havana, Bacardi Building! The architecture has received applause from all around the world. Bacardi Building is twelve stories high and features a number of things to see. Tourists, who visit this place, explore not only the building’s beautiful architecture and heritage, but also enjoy some really fascinating stories about the brand.