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Havana

From the colonial splendor of Habana Vieja (Old Havana) to the faded early 20th-century grandeur of Vedado, central Havana is replete with castles, palaces, mansions, and churches. Centered on four colonial plazas, much of Habana Vieja has been restored and teems with atmospheric hotels, top-notch restaurants, trendy boutiques, and lively bars. Farther afield, Vedado is laid out on an easily navigated grid of tree-shaded streets lined with once resplendent mansions. The main attractions are the imposing university and cemetery, and the Plaza de la Revolución, the setting for many of the impressive political marches past and present. Vedado’s ...

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