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Vedado Neighborhood

Vedado is a pocket of moderate prosperity in modern Havana, and you can find lots of shops in this area. 20th-century mansions in Vedado have neoclassical, art deco, and beaux-arts architecture. Walk down Calle 17 to see some of the area’s most impressive buildings.

Vedado Neighborhood
Vedado Neighborhood
Vedado Neighborhood
Vedado Neighborhood
Vedado Neighborhood
Vedado Neighborhood
Vedado Neighborhood
Vedado Neighborhood

One of Vedado’s most impressive landmarks is the Plaza de la Revolución. This plaza sprawls over 11 acres (4.5 ha), and features a building emblazoned with the iconic portrait of Che Guevara. Large government buildings face the plaza.On the south side of the plaza, you can admire a giant statue of poet Jose Martí, and visit a museum dedicated to this national hero.

You can see more impressive monuments at Vedado's beautiful Colón Cemetery. There are elaborate memorials and mausoleums, and a number of notable Cuban luminaries are buried here.

The University of Havana is in Vedado. Franciscan Friars built the university in the early 18th century, and you can wander the grounds (on weekdays) and admire the statues and collegiate buildings. Near the university, you can visit the Montane Anthropological Museum, the Napoleonic Museum, and the Felipe Poey Museum of Natural Science.

On the edge of Vedado, you will find Malecón Avenue, Havana’s famous stretch of waterfront. It is lined with hotels, monuments, restaurants, and cafes. South of Malecón you can visit Coppelia Park and go to the park's heladería (ice cream parlor) to sample homemade ice cream.

Vedado has some streets where you can admire public art. Avenida de los Presidentes has a series of statues of Cuban and Latin American presidents. You can also see the empty pedestals of presidents who were removed because of their relationship with the United States.

Vedado Neighborhood HIGHLIGHTS

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Convertible Classic Car City Tour + Colonial Walking Tour
Havana

Convertible Classic Car City Tour + Colonial Walking Tour

People and Society
Havana

People and Society

Bar Walking Tour and Rum Museum
Havana

Bar Walking Tour and Rum Museum

Havana's Fascinating Architecture
Havana

Havana's Fascinating Architecture

On the trail of Hemingway in Cuba
Havana

On the trail of Hemingway in Cuba

History and Culture
Havana

History and Culture

Latin Dance Private Lessons
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Latin Dance Private Lessons

Fortifications of Colonial Havana
Havana

Fortifications of Colonial Havana

Swim in the East Beaches
Havana

Swim in the East Beaches

Tasting a Habano Cigar
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Tasting a Habano Cigar

Accommodations

Incredible Stays

Hostal Hanoi
Hostal Hanoi
Hostal Hanoi

Hostal Hanoi is a an elegant abode in the Vedado neighborhood. It’s not far from the Plaza de la Revolución, where you can see the famously enormous portrait of Che Guevara.

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Villa Romero 457
Villa Romero 457
Villa Romero 457

Villa Romero is beautiful mansion style hostel, perfect for a large group.

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Apartmentos Minimal
Apartmentos Minimal
Apartmentos Minimal

These sleek and modern apartments offer access to the one of the best neighborhoods in the city. The building is surrounded historic sites, restaurants and museums for an easy vacation.

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Casa Isela y Osvaldo
Casa Isela y Osvaldo
Casa Isela y Osvaldo

Casa Isela y Osvaldo is located in the Altamira building in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood. From here you’ll have a lovely view of the National Hotel, which is one of the most famous hotels in Havana.

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Vista al Mar Baby 461
Vista al Mar Baby 461
Vista al Mar Baby 461

From the balcony of Vista al Mar you will have a good view of the Vedado neighborhood — an area of the city that overlooks Havana Bay.

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Villa Lola
Villa Lola
Villa Lola

Built in 1940, Villa Lola has elegant Art Deco furnishings and high ceilings. This lovely apartment puts you close by some of Vedado’s most interesting attractions.

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Villa Alicia 53
Villa Alicia 53
Villa Alicia 53

Villa Alicia is in an apartment building that has modern architecture. You’ll be sharing this apartment with a family, but you’ll have your own key so you can access the apartment whenever you want.

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Vedado Home
Vedado Home
Vedado Home

Vedado Home was built in 1920. This lovely home has a neoclassical exterior with colorful art deco decorations.

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