Framed by majestic-looking early 19th-century buildings, this park (also known as Parque Jose Martí) dates back to 1903. ... More
Framed by majestic-looking early 19th-century buildings, this park (also known as Parque Jose Martí) dates back to 1903. It is a large park surrounded by some of Old Havana's finest restaurants and hotels, including the hotels Sevilla, Plaza and Inglaterra. There are many exotic trees and royal palms in a well-landscaped garden environment. Well lit and quite safe, many people come to sit and relax with friends, while enjoying a drink and listening to the music that drifts over from the local clubs and nearby theater.
At the beginning of the 16th century the area now occupied by this park formed the boundaries of the Plaza
de Armas (main city square) and around it were the principal buildings of the colonial settlement: church, town hall ...
One of the most luxurious four star international hotels in the city, offering all the necessary facilities. Its modern and
somewhat lavish architectural style, still conserves certain traits of the colonial buildings found in Old Havana. Particularly recommendable are ...
Havana was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. By the 17th century, it had become one of the Caribbean's main
centres for ship building. Although it is today a sprawling metropolis of 2 million inhabitants, its old centre retains ...