19 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know You Could Do In Cuba

Now that the US and Cuba are normalizing relations, it's time to take a vacation!

Elizabeth Miller
Created by Elizabeth Miller
On Mar 26, 2015
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El Capitolio (National Capitol Building) in Havana is a work of architectural beauty.

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Da Vinci's Camera Obscura: In Havana's Old City you can see the historical predecessor of the modern camera.

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In the Partagas Cigar Factory you can take a tour that will send you back to the 1930s.

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The Bay of Pigs Museum in Playa Girón where you can learn all about the American invasion.

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The Castillo de la Real Fuerza is the oldest stone fort in the Americas.

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Baracoa is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and a perfect spot for history lovers.

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There are dozens of scuba diving spots all over Cuba where you can see the area's gorgeous sea-life.

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Hemingway frequented a restaurant named El Floridita in Havana and now you can too!

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For some historical context on modern Cuba, visit the Museo de la Revolución in old Havana.

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For an amazing collection of antiques and fine art, check out the Museo Emilio Bacardí in Santiago de Cuba.

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Havana's oldest square, Plaza de Armas, was laid out in the 1520s and has been blossoming ever since.

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Malecón, an 8 km long seaside drive in Havana, is the perfect way to experience an authentic Cuban neighborhood.

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The Teatro La Caridad in Santa Clara is one of the few theaters left from the days of colonial Cuba.

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Trinidad is a beautiful old town in central Cuba and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988.

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The Plaza Mayor is the historic center of Trinidad, with amazing buildings such as the Church of the Holy Trinity.

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The El Nicho Waterfalls in Cienfuegos are beautiful natural sites.

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Plaza de la Catedral is one of the five main squares in Old Havana, and is the site of the Cathedral of Havana.

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The Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara is a cool monument and resting place for the remains of Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

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Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park is a great spot for hiking in natural and man-made beauty. There are also dolphins that you can swim with!