Parque Central, Floridita, Museo del Ron tour





This is a tour of Old Havana‘s cobblestone streets and stunning colonial architecture that you can conduct on foot or on “wheels” (read on). Depending on the mode of transportation you choose and how long you stay at each attraction, this tour can take you anywhere from hours to a day or two.

As a starting point, use the Parque Central (Central Park) with the statue of Jose Marti in its center.

From here you can hire your “wheels”: a classic car,

or the less expensive but more fun “bici taxi”.

The west side of Parque Central square faces the Gran Teatro de la Habana (Great Theatre of Havana) and home to the National Ballet of Cuba.

And diagonally across is El Capitolio (The Capitol).

On the east side of Parque Central and one block over from it you will find the restaurant El Floridita, a famous Hemingway haunt and great for live music and daiquiris but very touristy.

A mere four blocks north later you arrive at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts), next block is the Memorial Granma and then the Museo de la Revolucion (Museum of the Revolution).
Museo de la Revolucion




Traveling east towards the port you can stop for lunch at La Bodeguita del Medio, patronized in the past by famous personalities such as Pablo Neruda, Ernest Hemingway, Nat King Cole and many others.

Head south to the rooftop patio bar of the Hotel Ambos Mundos for great mojitos and an amazing view of the Old Havana and the port. This is where Ernest Hemingway stayed in 1932 for about 7 years.

Just three blocks south is the Museo del Chocolate; a small museum but the cafe offers delicious chocolate and some interesting flavours of hot chocolate.
If you like rum, keep walking south to the Museo del Ron (Rum Museum) to learn all about rum and enjoy samples.
From here, you can either trace the same route back to Parque Central or head straight west via Plaza Vieja, a square with magnificent examples of colonial architecture.

Whichever way you decide on for your return, we are certain that you will enjoy it.

 





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