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NORTH AMERICA : CUBA : HAVANA

A dramatic coastline, beautifully preserved buildings rich with colonial-era grandeur, fine museums, a romantic atmosphere, a colourful culture and an infectiously energetic attitude - Havana is a mesmerising, visceral place where anything is possible, and no city in the world is quite like it. Book your holiday package to Havana with Direct Flights today.

Havana, Cuba

     

Havana, also known as Habana, is Cuba's capital, main port and leading commercial and cultural centre. In 1592 King Philip II of Spain recognised the city as the "Key to the New World," and Havana hasn't really slowed down since. The city is culturally unique, resulting from a history full of twists and turns: at various times it's been the stomping grounds of pirates and buccaneers, a Spanish slave port, a tropical playground for Americans, a Mafia-run gambling centre and the centre of the communist government of Cuba. Today, Havana is at the forefront of modern Latino culture as the birthplace of salsa, mambo, mural painting and fine Cuban cigars.        
       
A dramatic coastline, beautifully preserved buildings rich with colonial-era grandeur, fine museums, a romantic atmosphere, a colourful culture and an infectiously energetic attitude - Havana is a mesmerising, visceral place where anything is possible, and no city in the world is quite like it. The US has done its best to isolate Cuba (including imposing travel restrictions on its citizens), but if you'd like to experience the diverse offerings of this wonderful city, Direct Flights books cheap holidays to Havana. Flights arrive from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Rome, Madrid, Argentina, and Brazil. Our online travel search engine finds cheap flights to Havana and Havana travel packages that also include discount accommodation in Havana at prices for any budget. We'll help you plan your discount travel to Havana and then set up your arrangements, all from your computer. And even better, Direct Flights will help you get the great travel deals that are available online, so you'll save money too. Book your cheap flights to Havana, Cuba, today with Direct Flights and get started on this amazing discount Caribbean holiday.        
       
After you arrive in the city you'll be faced with several choices on how to begin your cheap holidays to Havana. You could check into your accommodation in Havana and then take a stroll through Habana Vieja (Old Havana) with its colonial buildings and monuments or walk along the Malecón, Havana's seaside promenade. Or you might prefer to begin your visit by stopping at some of Havana's fine museums or walking beside the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.        
       
The choice is yours, and your choices are almost endless.       
       
The Capitolio Nacional is one of Havana's most famous buildings, similar to the US Capitol but taller and more grandiose. Another resplendent old building, the Museo de la Revolución, is the city's largest museum, housed in the former Presidential Palace. Its interior is a must-see, decorated by Tiffany. El Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro (Morro Castle) is one of Havana's icons, a harbour fort built by the Spanish to fend off attacks by pirates and other enemies. The Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta is across the channel from Morro Castle, and in olden days the harbour was closed every night by stretching a chain across the water between the two buildings. Today it houses a museum with artefacts from sunken Spanish treasure ships and information on the slave trade. The Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña is another fort at Havana's harbour. Huge in proportions, it is the largest Spanish colonial fortress in the Western Hemisphere.       
       
In addition to its imposing military architecture, Havana features fine art museums, plazas and parks. The city's National Museum Palace of Fine Arts showcases Cuban paintings and engravings along with the works of European masters such as Rubens, Murillo and Goya. The Plaza de la Revolucion is dominated by a statue of Jose Marti and an image of Che Guevara, heroes to the Cuban people. And Central Park (also called Parque Jose Martí), surrounded by majestic old buildings, fine restaurants and hotels, is a popular and relaxing Havana gathering place. It features beautiful landscaping with royal palms and exotic trees.       
       
Flights to Havana arrive at its international airport, and Direct Flights can arrange one for you. We're based in Australia but we save money for travellers from all around the globe. And with Direct Flights, setting up discount travel to Havana is fast and easy. There's no reason to delay - visit our web site today so you can book your cheap holidays to Havana!
       
       
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