Avenida de los Presidentes running north to south is one of the most splendid streets in Vedado, taking its name from the monuments that have been placed on its wide promenade to honor some of Cuba’s former presidents as well as other important historical figures, among them  Calixto García and José Miguel Gómez.

Distance: 1.2 km

Avenida de los Presidentes

Avenida Paseo, with large trees on both sides and a wide promenade with topiary and benches, is one of Havana’s most classy streets. There are luxurious mansions on both sides of the street, including Villa Lita (Museo-Biblioteca Servando Cabrera Moreno) and the former residences of Juan Pedro Baró and  Catalina Laso (they were the stars of the outrageous love story that shook the Cuban society in the early twentieth century, when there was still no divorce law in Cuba, now  “Casa de la Amistad”, and the former house of Pablo González de Mendoza now “Casa del Diplomático”

Distance: 100 mts

Avenida Paseo

The Malecón (officially Avenida de Maceo) is a broad esplanade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km (5 miles) along the coast in Havana, Cuba, from the Vedado neighborhood, along the north side of the Centro Habana neighborhood  ending in the mouth of Havana Harbor in Old Havana, New businesses are appearing on the esplanade due to economic reforms in Cuba that now allow Cubans to own private businesses.

Distance: 1.2 km

Malecón

The Playas del Este is a stretch of pleasant, white-sand beaches just east of Havana. When the sun is shining, this is a convenient place to hit the beach and swim in the ocean. The beaches of Playas del Este extend for nearly 4 miles (6 km) along the north-central coastline ofCuba.

Distance: 22 km

Playas del Este

Located in the municipality of Boyeros, Havana, Cuba, operated by the Cuban Company of Airports and Aviation Services SA, better known as the Rancho Boyeros airport.

Distance: 15 km

Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí

History & architecture Declared National Monument in 1987, this is the most important cemetery in Cuba and its 57 hectares (10 acres) makes it the largest in America. According to Enrique Martínez y Martínez, in the Cuba Arquitectura y Urbanismo magazine, Cementerio de Colón “was the most notable religious construction built in the city in the 19th century.” 

Distance: 1.2 km

Necrópolis de Cristóbal Colón

Celebrities who visited Havana  made this place more than a nightclub. Owners and customers assure that it has the most completed bar in Havana. The Sarao's Bar has become a lifestyle.

Distance: 1.00 km

Sarao's Bar

This gallery opened in 1962 to promote Cuban talent. Artists such as Wifredo Lam, René Portocarrero, Mariano Rodríguez and Amelia Peláez have shown their work here, establishing this gallery as one of Havana’s best.

Distance: 1.5 km

Galeria Habana

This interesting and well laid-out museum explores Cuba's relationship with dance, specifically ballet. It focuses mainly on the history of ballet from the 18th century onward, but also has smaller exhibits looking at contemporary dance, as well as Spanish flamenco. Look out for the ballet shoes signed by Margot Fonteyn. The last two rooms focus on Cuba's national ballet, as well as its director, choreographer, and prima ballerina Alicia Alonso, who is now in her nineties.

Distance: 1.2 km

Museo de La Danza

Museum Servando Cabrera “Villa Lita”,the museum’s collection includes over 5,000 pieces by Cabrera himself, as well as documents, catalogs, stamps, posters, art magazines, photographs, postcards and works by artists related to Cabrera. Outside the house is the Garden of Sculptures, where lovely pieces can be admired, including a huge mural by Marta Arjona and a sculpture by Rita Longa.  
 

Distance: 500 mts

Museum Servando Cabrera

Founded on 1728, the university is the oldest in Cuba, and one of the first to be founded in the Americas.

Distance: 2.1 km

The University of Havana 

One of the most important collections from the 18th and 19th centuries preserved in the Western hemisphere

Distance: 2.0 km

The Napoleon Museum

Revolution Square, originally called “Civic Square”, before 1959. 

Distance: 1.4 km

Revolution Square

Former house of José Gómez Mena, a mansion designed by the French architects P. Virad and M. Destugué in 1927. Aristocratic wealth, taste and passion are revealed through the more than 33,000 works of artistic and historic value from the reigns of Louis XV, Louis XVI and Napoleon III, as well as Oriental pieces from the 16th to the 20th centuries. 

Distance: 900 mts

National Museum of Decorative Arts

La Habana Vieja, or Old Havana, is the historic heart of Cuba’s capital city and the largest colonial centre in Latin America. Full of colour and personality, it’s a mix of historic buildings, museums, galleries, churches and lively plazas.

Distance: 3.5 km 

Old Havana

Calle 23, or 23rd Steet, is a central, busy street in El Vedado district. It begins at the sea and ends in a river, the Almendares. Its first five streets, from Malecón to L Street are known as La Rampa, literally The Ramp, because it is on a slope.

Distance: 100 mts

Calle 23

The H.Upmann cigar factory was relocated here a few years ago from Centro Habana. The brand, established in 1844 by German businessmen and brothers Herman and August Upmann, is one of the oldest in the cigar industry.

Distance: 800 mts

H.Upmann Cigar Factory

La Fábrica de Arte Cubano is an art gallery and club in Havana, Cuba. The Fábrica's gallery and stage were established inside of a former cooking oil factory, and has since gained notoriety as one of Havana's premier nightclubs and art galas

Distance: 1.8 Km

Fabrica de Arte Cubano

Havana's most famous jazz club (The Vixen and the Crow) opens its doors nightly at 10pm to long lines of committed music fiends. Enter through a red British phonebox and descend into a diminutive and dark basement. The scene here is hot and clamorous and leans toward freestyle jazz.ds.

Distance: 1.5 km

La Zorra y El Cuervo

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Calle 2 No. 457

entre 19 y 21, Vedado

Ciudad Habana

Cuba

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