Information about the area of accommodation in Centro Habana
It is located between the hotel districts of Vedado and Old Town, on the way to the tourist areas of the city, its main attraction is the Malecón, where some parts have recovered their splendor. It is an area with its own character, so significant and fascinating as any other neighborhood in the capital. Its busy streets with buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are full of life.
It is the best area hosting private homes to enjoy the essence of the city and discover pure Havana. One of the most impressive places of Centro Habana is the Sacred Heart Church, a neo-Gothic temple outside the tourist routes. Do not miss a walk through Chinatown. Prices of private houses hosting this area range between 30 and 35 CUC per night.
Callejon de Hamel, is located between the streets Aramburu and Hospital, Centro Habana. It is the first mural in the street dedicated to Afro-Cuban culture, born on April 21, 1990 in the neighborhood of Cayo Hueso. From the first day of its foundation shows and performances were held with major groups and prominent figures such as Merceditas Valdes, Celeste Mendoza, Yoruba Andabó, Clave y Guaguancó and many more. It is not until 1993, that begin to make systematic activities of all kinds for all ages in order to enrich our cultural heritage and make it known to all who visit them.
The National Capitol Havana is an important building constructed in 1929 under the direction of architect Eugenio Raynieri Stone, intended to house and host of the two chambers of Congress or legislative body of the Republic of Cuba. It is the kilometric origin of the network of Cuban roads, and after the triumph of the Revolution, when it was dissolved Congress, was transformed into the headquarters of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and the Academy of Sciences of Cuba. Open to the public, it is one of the most visited tourist centers of the city, having become one of the architectural icons of Havana, and is usually considered the most imposing building in the city. He is currently in a phase of total restoration.
Chinatown of Havana
Chinatown compose a few streets around the Capitol of Havana and is a really peculiar corner; is certainly not the biggest "Chinatowns" in the world, but one in which the boundaries between "Chinese" and "local" are more blurred. This is because the mixture of races is really intense on the island, and you can find a lot of people in this neighborhood, the typical Cuban mulatto, who suddenly has the slanted eyes than normal.
The epicenter of the neighborhood is the "Alley of Cuchillo" Zanja Street, in the city center. The neighborhood has about 30,000 inhabitants and emerged in 1874, with the wave of Chinese immigrants who came mainly engaged sugar companies; then stayed and set up shops, laundries, and above all, restaurants (what is more).
Places of Interest of the Centro Habana:
Chinatown, Fraternity Park, Real Factory of Tabacos Partagas, Embassy of Spain, Central Park, National Museum of Fine arts, Building Bacardi, Origins Gallery, Gallery La Acacia, Gallery Galiano, Callejon de Hamel, Bookstore Luis Rogelio Nogueras, Bookstore Explosion in a Cathedral, Hotel Inglaterra, the Capitol, The Big Theater of Havana, Sacred Heart Church among others.