Top Historical Places in Havana

Are you looking to explore the history of Havana through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Havana including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Havana. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Havana ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Havana, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Havana for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Havana with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Plaza De La Catedral

    Tags: Bar, Religious Site, Landmark, Cafe

    The Plaza de la Catedral right outside Havana Catedral is a nice place to spend an afternoon or two in. even if you aren’t religious and don’t want to visit the church, do make it a point to see this lovely square. If you think about it, other than the gorgeous baroque façade of the church there is nothing very special about the place as such. But visiting the plaza is more a...Read more
  2. El Morro Or Morro Castle

    Tags: Art And Culture, Landmark, Castle, Historical Site

    Morro Castle also known as Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro. The Castillo el Morro is a wonderful place to visit in the city of Havana on Cuba. Usually just referred to as El Morro Cuba, this tall lighthouse standing tall on the coast is a definite must visit in the city. The old and lovely building will certainly take you back in time. Also see the cannon fire at 9 pm. The building itself ...Read more
  3. Bacardi Building

    Tags: Art And Culture, View Point, Tower, Architecture

    The Bacardi building is a working office so you will not be able to enter it but is nevertheless a very interesting place to see in Havana. This old and prettybuilding was built in 1930 and is a wonderful example of the architecture of that era. Intricately designed and built, it is a sight worth seeing in the city of Havana. If you find Art Deco architecture interesting, this one is certainly ...Read more
  4. Castillo De La Real Fuerza

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Educational Site, Castle

    The Castle of the Royal Force is one of the many historic buildings of Cuba that are worth a see. This place set on the shore and looks like an ancient fortress that would must have seemed quite formidable to any enemy. The square castle is a lovely sight. It is possible that it is the oldest castle in the continent. It stands tall on the harbor and is home to several artefacts from sea voyages...Read more
  5. El Capitolio Havana Or National Capitol Building

    Tags: Art And Culture, Landmark, Historical Site, Statue

    El Capitolio is the beautiful National Capitol Building of Havana. The building stands for the government of Cuba and has tremendous political importance as a result of this. The domed structure is a very pretty sight to see in the city.  The interiors are no less interesting. The “La Estatua de la República” sculpture is worth noting. It is the world’s third large...Read more
  6. Parque Lennon

    Tags: Garden, Park, Statue, Picnic Spot

    If you are a Beatles fan (which is everybody in the world) and have always thought John Lennon died way before his time and you would have loved to have meet him, you can sort of do that at Parque Lennon in Havana. The Park has everything a park has to offer, a refreshing green area, shady trees and the whole nine yards but it also has Lennon. Through this bizarre statue, Lennon permanently sit...Read more
  7. Museo De La Revolucion

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site

    The Cuban revolution was one of the most important parts of the country’s history and it has been beautifully honoured in this lovely museum. If you want to know more about the country you are holidaying in, do visit this place in Havana. The museum is located in Old Havana so there are a lot of fascinating sights to see around it as well. The building that the museum is housed in is the ...Read more
  8. Catedral De San Cristobal

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    This magnificent cathedral is undoubtedly that one place that has to be visited while in Havana. Even if you want to skip out on all the other older buildings and historic sites, this place is a definite must see. In many ways it is the face of Cuba tourism. The building is simply stunning in every way possible. The famous façade is simply gorgeous. It has been designed and constructed i...Read more
  9. Colon Cemetery  Or Necropolis Cristobal

    Tags: Cemetery, Architecture

    The Colon Cemetery, The Columbus Cemetery, or the Necropolis Christobal, whatever one chooses to call it, one cannot deny the absolute beauty of the place. The Cemetery is often referred to as the city of the Dead. And in fact, it actually is a city within the larger city. The architecture is flawless with perfectly straight pathways that lead you past the beautiful graves that each have a uniq...Read more
  10. Iglesia Del Santo Angel Custodio

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    This church has seen the worst of Cuba’s Hurricanes but after extensive restoration still stands tall in the lovely city of Havana. The church has a very pristine feel to it. The white giant in Old Havana is certainly an interesting place to see here. The imposing facade along with its lovely sharp arches give the church a very fairytale like appearance. After the hurricane it was rebuilt...Read more
  11. Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site

    The Palace on Plaza De Armas is a great tourist site in Havana. It has been built in the Baroque style and was once the headquarters of the Generals during the Spanish rule in Cuba. Today it is a beautiful and well preserved area worth visiting. The lovely interiors and the old-timey exteriors together give it a very memorable look. The architecture of the place itself makes it more than worth ...Read more
  12. La Cabana De Che Guevera

    Tags: Historical Site

    La Cabana de che Guevera is the most glorious 18th-century fortress complex located on a hill in Havana Cuba. It is locally known as La Cabana, better recognized as Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabana. The fortress has museums; cultural events take place occasionally as well as nightly canon firing ceremony. The La Cabana is the third largest fortress complex in the Americas and is elevated on th...Read more
  13. Colon Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery

    Colon Cemetery is the right place to have a historical tour of Cuba and an architecture delight for the visitors. It’s a massive monument with some incredible structures engraved on it. Chapels and over five hundred mausoleums are in this place. A memorial of 75 foot is an attraction for the visitors as it tells the story of the firefighters who sacrificed their lives. You will be awestru...Read more
  14. Jose Marti Memorial

    Tags: Museum, Memorial

    A phenomenal structure dedicated to the hero of Cuba is José Martí Memorial which is constructed in the memory of Jose Marti. It has a star shaped building accompanied by the statue of the national hero. It is a treat to the eyes of the visitors and a delight for art and history enthusiasts. This museum is an important place for the citizens. The tower of José Martí ...Read more