A little more about Havana
Outside of the old quarter, there are some suitably Soviet style highlights including Plaza de la Revolucion, where Castro used to deliver marathon speeches overlooked by the Jose Marti Monument. Take the elevator to the top for fantastic views of the city and of the huge image of Che Guavara along with the slogan “Hasta la Victoria Siempre”.
Heading west along the Malecon from Old Havana, you pass through Vedado, a Las Vegas style playground for Americans during the fifties, and then the elegant suburb of Miramar with its impressive historic mansions. Both are areas worth spending time in for their historic significance as well as a little fun, boasting some tremendous music clubs, bars and cabarets.