To visit Havana is to experience the real Cuba! Come on, step out of your all-inclusive hotel and take a stroll through this fascinating city where yesterday and today's history blend perfectly. A true open-air museum, Havana is the cradle of Cuban rhythmic music. You will come back home completely charmed by this colonial city which is, by the way, the country's capital.
Old Havana’s unique architecture and monuments are definitely worth a visit. Go to the National Museum of Fine Arts, where an extensive collection of Cuban art is on display. The Plaza de Armas, the Capitolio and the Grand Theater are mythical symbols of Havana that you must absolutely visit as well.
It would be a crime to visit Havana without spending an evening at one of its many bars. You should visit the Tropicana, where the frenzied rhythms of Cuban music will bring out the dancer in you! Then, head to El Floridita, where author Hemingway used to sip a mojito daily. Do like him and taste this local specialty!
Also called “Avenida de Maceo”, the Malecón is an 8 km promenade that runs along Havana Bay. Built over 100 years ago, the famous artery became famous worldwide and now attracts tourists by thousands. While some buildings are unfortunately not as well maintained as they should be, the place is still a must-see when visiting the Cuban capital. Taking a sunset stroll is a must: you have to do it driving an old American car to enjoy it to the fullest!
It is impossible to ignore the omnipresence of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro all over the island. Make your way to the Museum of the Revolution, where you will be told the story of the Cuban people and their struggle for independence. Let yourself be transported into this important part of Cuban history. Finally, you should also visit the iconic Plaza de la Revolución.
There are two types of currency available in Cuba: the Cuban Peso (currency used by Cubans) and the Convertible Cuban Peso (currency used by tourists). Canadian travelers are advised to bring Canadian dollars which can be exchanged on site for local currency.
Voltage is 220V in most hotels. If your devices only work on 110V, be sure to bring a converter.
Electrical outlets are generally able to accommodate flat plugs (such as those used in North America) and round pin plugs (such as those used in Europe). On the other hand, remember that some older hotels can only take round pin plugs. Please remember to bring a power adapter and a converter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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