We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Something I'll do every time I get the chance

Old Havana is a Must while traveling to Cuba. Reasons: History, Architecture, beauty of color and a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
via mobile
A must see…if not, why visit Cuba?

Wear your walking shoes, be prepared to exit a time machine, and step back in history. This is why... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Read all 18,747 reviews
All photos (17,767)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old cars”(503 reviews)
“every corner”(188 reviews)
“narrow streets”(132 reviews)
Bohemian, rhythmically Latin, certainly picturesque and, above all, charming.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Havana
La Habana Vieja | One block from the Armas Plaza, Havana, Cuba
Improve This Listing
Reviews (18,747)
Filter reviews
8,187 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old cars every corner narrow streets step back in time beautiful city walk around habana vieja on foot walking tour classic cars live music architecture cuba poverty culture locals beggars
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 8,187 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old Havana is a Must while traveling to Cuba. Reasons: History, Architecture, beauty of color and a grey scales, Classic cars for a time travel experience, Mojitos and Daiquiris, the food, the amazing yet not well known flavorful cuban food and most the most important...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lulusin
Reviewed yesterday

Wear your walking shoes, be prepared to exit a time machine, and step back in history. This is why you/I came to Cuba in the first place – right? – to see the colonial Cuba in its pristine state prior to it becoming ‘Americanized’ as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Brosker
Reviewed yesterday

Great contrasts between beautiful buildings and crumbling ruins. Very laid back. Locals very friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Colin_Cameron1
Reviewed yesterday

I wish our governments could get along...this city / country is so beautiful and could benefit greatly from increased tourism from the United States...the people love us and are some of the friendliest people we've ever met.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Scott T
Reviewed yesterday

We came via cruise ship. We saw raw sewage in the harbour! It really smelled like a toilet. We spent four hours walking old havanah. Cuba is in really bad shape. Buildings falling down everywhere. You could see people just peeing off the curb. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful country, friendly people. The architecture of the old buildings is amazing. We had a great tour guide that gave us much inside on the buildings, lifestyle and how the people live. The best part was the old cars. It felt like going back in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Travel back in time when you visit Old Havana. If you’re looking for a modern city with all the commodities you would find in developed countries, don’t visit Cuba. Old Havana is similar to old San Juan PR, but without the modernization. I’ve been there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank peterhrz
Reviewed 2 days ago

This reminded me of the plazas in Venice and was so beautiful with lovely restaurants in old buildings. Not the cheapest eats but loads of atmosphere and great music.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelermazatlan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took an d 1.5 hour walking tour of Old Havana. Don;t miss the hotel that Ernest Hemingway stayed and wrote some of his best books, absolutely beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BobbiB555
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the big buildings, wide roads and large parks around here. So many old cars - awesome to look at them all. The big capitol building is probably the most striking building for me but some lovely architecture. The park there is really chilled and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lottelli
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 433 nearby hotels
Carrusel Mariposa
39 reviews
2.12 km away
Carrusel Bello Caribe
12 reviews
6.79 km away
La Pradera
9 reviews
6.86 km away
Cubanacan Hotel y Villas Marina Hemingway
32 reviews
7.66 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,952 nearby restaurants
La Foresta Restaurante
112 reviews
7.76 km away
El Vampirito Cafeteria
91 reviews
5.82 km away
Restaurante Santy Pescador
149 reviews
7.61 km away
La Corte del Principe
131 reviews
6.52 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,167 nearby attractions
1,847 reviews
7.72 km away
Marina Hemingway
140 reviews
7.51 km away
Yuniel Delgado Studio
14 reviews
7.73 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Shelley W
7 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from johannag639 | Reviewed this property |
maps.me is essential - pin spots before you arrive. Alamesa is a great app if you are looking for restaurants and bars.
6 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 17 answers
Response from Q4146XOadamh | Reviewed this property |
Havana is such a safe place to go and walk about. Night and day. Just don't get into any badly kept taxis. All local registered taxis are in great condition. The illegal ones will rip you off. Go down Ospina to cafe de Paris... More
12 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 16 answers
Response from petermU8631QD | Reviewed this property |
You can also the Red Around Havana Buses which leave from just outside the Cruise Terminal about every 45 minutes. $10 cuban pesos (dollars), well worth the fare price they let you get on and off as many times as you like... More