48 hours in ... Havana

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48 hours in ... Havana

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All you need to discover the Cuban capital is 48 hours and this guide.

DAY 1 10.00 PLAZA VIEJA

Wake up at Plaza Vieja, with coffee and breakfast at La Vitrola. And you can also linger for lunch, because there is plenty to choose from on the menu.

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DAY 1 11.00 AM SAN ISIDRO

Havana is an open-air museum, with more and more street art. The most impressive murals can be found in the San Isidro neighborhood. A bit from the center, but not touristy.

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DAY 1 14.00 MUSEO DE LA REVOLUCIÓN

Main museum of the island!

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DAY 1 17.00 CLANDESTINA

Original souvenirs are scored at Clandestina, Cuba's first privately owned fashion label. And everything is made from recycled materials.

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DAY 1 7:00 PM LA GUARIDA

At least stop for a photo to make the most famous staircase in Havana, but also make sure to walk up to one of the oldest paladars (family restaurants) in the city.

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Art, music and mojitos come together in this slash club art gallery.

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DAY 2 9.00 AM MALECÓN

You can recover from all mojitos with a walk on the Malecón, the famous boulevard. Spot the beautiful classic cars in all sorts of beautiful colors along the way. But watch out for the waves if you walk close to the wall.

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DAY 2 11.00 CALLEJON DE HAMEL

Created by the Cuban artist Salvador González, this street full of murals and sculptures is an ode to Afro-Cuban religions. Sit down at the cafe for an early lunch.

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DAY 2 13.00 SQUARE OF THE REVOLUTION

Visit the square where all the major parades take place, with the huge effigies of Che Guevara and his fellow revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos in the background.

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DAY 2 3:00 PM NECRÓPOLIS DE CRISTÓBAL DE COLÓN

Wander around one of the largest cemeteries in the world. Famous for its many sculptures and monuments, it is just like a museum.

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DAY 2 20.00 TOPOLY

Iran meets Cuba in this cool restaurant.

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DAY 2 11.00 PM HOTEL NACIONAL

You can drink a cuba libre on the terrace of the most famous hotel from the city. Money left? Then you can also sleep a night here. Frank Sinatra did the same.

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DAY 3 09.00 MORRO-CABAÑA

End your cultural visit and take a taxi to MorroCabaña, the two most important forts of Havana. It is not for nothing that they are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Text and photography: Marisa Boskma