Havana Archive

A guide to visiting Fusterlandia in Havana, Cuba

Cuba has a rich artistic tradition, which can be found everywhere from murals painted on walls to the fine art pieces housed in El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana. One of the most unique places to find modern Cuban art is called Fusterlandia. Fusterlandia is the nickname given in Jaimanitas, a seaside town […]

Top 10 things to do in Havana Vieja, Cuba

I spent the majority of my time in Cuba in Havana, specifically in Havana Vieja, the oldest part of the city. With beautiful buildings, quaint squares, historic bars, and classic cars, Havana Vieja is home to many of the images people think of when they think of Havana. In no particular order, here were my […]

My favorite restaurants in Havana Vieja, Cuba

While I’ve already covered some great drinking spots in Havana Vieja, I also visited a couple of fantastic restaurants when I was visiting the city. Cuba has a reputation for not having great food, but this is changing. It’s becoming easier for chefs to get quality ingredients to make both traditional and new Cuban dishes. […]

Staying in a Cuban casa particular – Casa Maura in Havana, Cuba review

Long before AirBnb, the Cuban government allowed private citizens to open their houses for tourists. Such an arrangement is called a casa particular. In a country where there are strict government controls over commerce, the creation of casas particulares has helped citizens start their own small businesses, while giving travelers access to a unique Cuban experience […]

The best craft beer in Havana, Cuba

Cuba is famous for its rum, but Havana is not bereft of places to get a nice, cold beer on a hot, humid day. Sure, there’s mass produced beer such as Bucanero and Cristal available, but a couple of new breweries have opened in recent years. I visited two craft beer bars in Havana: Cerveceria […]