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 The city of Havana has a wealth of activities to keep a person busy. If you are the type of person who is accustomed to the stimulation and hustle bustle of urban living to stay occupied, Havana is probably the best place for you to reside. It is a city for walking. If you enjoy seeing the sights on foot you may stroll along the seaside Malecón or admire the colonial architecture like the cathedral. There are many interesting sights around the Plaza de la Revolución. Plaza Vieja, Plaza San Francisco, and Plaza de Armas are all gorgeous public spaces in Old Havana where you can check out historical architecture, snap photos, or rest on a bench and people-watch.

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Parque Central, also in Old Havana, is another top attraction, similarly surrounded by culture and history. But the real attraction is the park’s Hot Corner, where men stand around arguing about baseball all day. Even if you don’t understand what they’re saying, it gets super-heated and you feel like a fight may break out. In reality, they’re just passionate about baseball and have no problem showing it.

By walking around you will also get exercise and meet people in the street. Be careful of the hot tropical sun and be sure to use sunscreen if you are out and about between 10 am and 4 pm. The best time to walk is in the early morning, the late afternoon or early evening.

Fábrica de Arte Cubano is a former factory is now a multivenue space where you can see a live band perform, browse art galleries, see a play, watch a movie, chat in the coffee shop, or grab drinks at any of the bars. Both Katy Perry and Mick Jagger have hung out at this uber-cool spotrecently.


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