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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Sculpture Garden
“The Christ of Havana (Spanish: Cristo de La Habana) is a large sculpture representing Jesus of Nazareth on a hilltop overlooking the bay in Havana, Cuba. It is the work of the Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera, who won the commission for it in 1953.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There are many ways to get to know the Historic Center of the Cuban capital: Old Havana, as its residents call it with the greatest respect. However, nothing better than touring the spectacular Avenida del Puerto, considered the facade of the founding city. Whether on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage, I remember the colonial period; accommodated in the "Made in USA" convertible car of the 1950s, or by tourist bus, the tour is one of the most beautiful walks in Havana.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The Christ of Havana (Spanish: Cristo de La Habana) is a large sculpture representing Jesus of Nazareth on a hilltop overlooking the bay in Havana, Cuba. It is the work of the Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera, who won the commission for it in 1953. The statue was carved out of white Carrara marble, the same material used for many of the monuments of the Colon Cemetery. The statue is about 20 metres (66 ft) high including a 3-metre (10 ft) base.[1] It weighs approximately 320 tons. The statue was built from 67 blocks of marble that had been brought from Italy after being personally blessed by Pope Pius XII. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pier
“Take the ferry and move over to the other side of the bay. Make sure you take the ferry towards "Casablanca" by asking the attendant, as the ferry towards "Regla" also departs from the same spot. If you are a cycling fan you can take your bike with on the ferry. Once in Casablanca you can take the Hershey Train if you'd like to tour the small Cuban rural towns. If you like hiking, walk up the Loma de Casablanca (Casablanca Hill) to the Cristo de la Habana (Christ of Havana) at the top. You'll enjoy the best views of the city.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Road
“ Eje central de la Habana Vieja; está llena de tiendas de souvenirs, bares, restaurantes”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a place colonial, this is a fort where spanish bluit for repel at english forced , and also protect the havana. When the revolution of cuba won, Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara established your command here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Transit Station
“Para moverse hasta el otro lado de la Bahía de La Habana... recomendado: El Cristo de la Habana”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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Point of Interest
“To cross the bay. There is no other such cheap and picturesque way to cross the bay. Much more glamorous than the tunnel!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Explore Regla - outside the usual tourist trail. The best panoramic views of the old part of the city can be seen from this incredible vantage point. Half of the fun is taking the ferry to cross the bay and get there. Its really just an ideal place for taking pictures and seeing a neighborhood off the tourist trail. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Un petit ferry qui va à Casablanca. En montant à la statue du Chist, vue superbe sur toute la Havane.”
  • 1 local recommends