Centro Habana is one of the oldest quarters in Havana, Cuba. As the name implies, it’s located in the center of the city – just west of La Habana Vieja (Old Havana).
Some of the major sights in this section of the city are the Barrio Chino (Chinatown), El Capitolio, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, and the avenue Paseo del Prado (aka Paseo de Martí), which makes up the border to La Habana Vieja.
Centro Habana is a feast for the eyes. Colonial buildings can be either so dilapidated that only the facades remain or beautifully restored in vibrant colors, so typical for the Caribbean. I highly recommend walking or driving down colorful Calle Reina if you visit Havana.
When Scott and I were in Cuba in April, we didn’t have much time to explore Centro Habana. Most of these images were taken right around Golden Hour. And quite a few shots in this video are actually photographs, since that’s all I had time for. At another time, I may publish a video of the views I captured while driving through this and other Havana neighborhoods in a classic car taxi…
See more of Havana and read my Cuba travel tips: La Habana Vieja, Old Havana (Havana, Cuba) – In Another Minute (314)
The song in this video is “Casa Bossa Nova” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). It’s licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Thank you for all your great music, Kevin!