A bit of everything in Old Havana

ByPhilipe Torres Cobas

A bit of everything in Old Havana

In Old Havana

My third day in Cuba was quite interesting and heterogeneous. I decided to visit the famous Old Havana and my experience was nuanced by the tourist offers and the daily experiences, two sides of the same coin, or better to say, the face of two coins.
In Central Park, my first attraction was the camera of more than a century of antiquity. Then, I entertained myself listening to the heated but friendly discussions of , a group of Cubans that talk about baseball like the best sports commentators. I enjoyed mixing with the people who walk on Obispo Street, where I could find everything: handicrafts, boutiques, hardware stores, bars and restaurants, baby items, art galleries, dogs and other animals, traditional and popular music, banks and exchange houses, the University of San Geronimo, WiFi zones, Infortur, living statues, gigantic rumba and even water “pipes”, hahaha.
I continued my journey through Mercaderes, another of the most commercial streets in Havana, where I bought beautiful souvenirs for my friends and family. I especially recommend the House of Asia, the House of Perfume, the House of Chocolate and of course the Artisan Brewery and the Photo Library of the Old Square. For children, the Plaza de San Francisco with its pigeons, the Planetarium and the Dark Chamber are ideal functions that will allow you to take a rest in the walk and enjoy a lot.
I still wanted to continue exploring the area, I went to the Avenida del Puerto and decided to embark on the little boats that travel daily to the villages on the other side of the Bay: Casablanca and Regla. I love the sea and the boat ride was one of my most authentic experiences I have ever experienced. It also allowed me to visit two of the main attractions of both fishing villages: the Christ of Havana and the beautiful church of Santa María de Regla, respectively.
Satisfied of my journey I share some images with you.

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