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Bustling, sensual, uninhibited, melodic, the capital of Cuba offers charm and cultural heritage par excellence, with the outstanding historic centre of Old Havana, a World Heritage Site. It has an unusual balcony, the Malecon, an avenue 8 km long, running parallel to the sea, following the windings of the coast.
Havana is also modern: El Vedado, the residential area with high-rise apartments, hotels, nightclubs, cinemas and shops, and Miramar, the diplomatic and business district. But the real magic of the city can be found in the charisma and hospitality of the people themselves.
This city is a great attraction for its architectural, urban, cultural and social values. It also has the Este Beaches and the la Havana Convention Palace, plus strong tourist infrastructure. These attributes make it different from the other destinations in the country.
The areas with greatest tourism development with more development opportunities in the medium term are:
Of tourist value are:
Amongst the tourist attractions in Havana include:
Strongly influenced by African, Asian and European cultures, La Habana cuisine is varied and plentiful. It is mostly based on fried food and meat and its most famous dish is the congrí. After eating any of their treats, it is custom to have a very sweet Cuban dessert, followed by a good coffee. In the Cuban capital it is also custom to enjoy refreshing drinks made from white rum, lemon juice and sugar.
Amongst the best-known regional dishes are: