Wondering where to find the very best views of Havana? Here’s are our four top choices that are not to be missed!
La Guarida is a restaurant that’s often called the “Emblem of Havana.” It quickly shot to fame and became a top location for filming in Cuba, when it was featured in the 1994 movie Strawberry and Chocolate, and is now considered to be one of the city’s hippest celebrity hangouts. The view from the rooftop bar is absolutely spectacular, overlooking the colourful Central Havana and Old Havana neighbourhoods.
Cristo de la Habana, or the ‘Christ of Havana,’ is a tall statue similar to the famous Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There’s a great panoramic observation area at the statue, which offers breathtaking views across the city. The statue is located in Casablanca, so it’s a great place to watch the boats travelling in and out of the port and to see some of the more traditional homes in the Caribbean.
The Bacardi Building was once the headquarters for the Bacardi spirits company, although today it’s a blend of offices and abandoned glamour. It’s a prime example of Havana’s art deco architecture, but it’s mostly known for the incredible views from the central tower. Unfortunately, you can’t enjoy a Bacardi cocktail as you admire the views here, so you’ll need to save that for when you’re back at your Havana villa.
El Cocinero is a popular bar that’s well worth a visit. If you want to see how a real Cuban home differs from the luxury vacation rental homes on the island, then this is a great place to enjoy a drink, as there are wonderful views across the Vedado residential neighbourhood, giving a glimpse into real Cuban life. You’ll need to walk up the twisty spiral staircase to access the rooftop viewing platform at the bar.
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