The sights of Havana

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The Malecon after a storm
We had a couple of days looking around the sights of central Havana. We walked from our hotel along the Malecon, a big avenue running along the shoreline. It was a stormy day, and so the road was closed to traffic, as the waves were breaking over onto the road. It made an interesting start to our holiday!

The old centre of Havana is beautiful, and they've obviously spent a bit of money smartening the place up to attract the tourists. A block or two away the streets become quite shabby in comparison. The cathedral is small, but is set on a lovely little square where you can sit out at a cafe and soak up the atmosphere.

We visited the museum of the revolution, which is a must see for anyone interested in Cuban history. An understanding of written Spanish is helpful, since only a minority of the labels on the exhibits have been translated into English. The museum is fairly large, and we were flagging a little towards the end.

The Havana Club rum museum was a bit of a disappointment. You pay quite a lot for a ten minute tour, which was not massively informative, and then get a single sip of free rum at the end. It's one of those things that you probably have to do when you're in Cuba, but it's not really worth the money, in my opinion.
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The Malecon after a storm
The Malecon after a storm
A scary monk sculpture
A scary monk sculpture
Waves crashing on the shore
Waves crashing on the shore
The museum of the revolution
The museum of the revolution
Revolutionary pennant
Revolutionary pennant
Elaborate ceiling - museum of the …
Elaborate ceiling - museum of the…
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral tower
Cathedral tower
The Capitol building
The Capitol building
Zoe enjoying a daiquiri
Zoe enjoying a daiquiri
401 km (249 miles) traveled
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photo by: mario26