The moment you arrive in Havana you’ll realise there’s lots to take in. So if you want to get off the beaten path and uncover the true heartbeat of Cuba’s capital, you’d do well to take these tips from those who know and love the city such as the people running the Havana Cultura project.
The writing’s on the wall
In Centro Habana, on a narrow alley between Aramburu and Hospital streets, the buildings are covered in murals, sculpture, and bright paintings — a celebration of Afro-Cuban religions and the art of Salvador González. Call by on a Sunday, browse the art shops and then immerse yourself in frenetic rumba rhythms when the streets explode with music around noon.
Meanwhile, up the coast, northwest of the city in Jaimanitas, artist José Rodríguez Fuster has run riot in his neighbourhood. More than 80 of his neighbours have let him cover