I loved the architecture of old Havana, and I really enjoyed coming upon so many small squares or plazas here and there, and seeing so many cars from the 1950's in pristine condition, which really does make you feel like you have returned to that era. The plazas and cobblestone walkways do feel like old Europe, and surely the Spanish colonial influence is still there in parts. Unfortunately, I was dismayed by how many of the beautiful old buildings had fallen into disrepair, as though there was no pride or thought to preserve. I realize the Cuban's ability to preserve would have to do with their ability to acquire construction materials (which I heard was scarce and expensive). Still worth exploring but be prepared to also see a lot of run down areas.
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