is one of Latin America’s most evocative and intriguing cities - famously stuck in a time warp, with crumbling façades and junk shop furnishings, it streets choked with one-gear bikes and classic American cars. Technology-free, it embodies 1950s nostalgia.
Here are our picks of the best places to sip an ice-cold, minty mojito in Havana.
Bodeguita del Medio
Calle Empedrado No. 206, Old Havana
A favourite haunt of Ernest Hemingway during his time in Havana.
Ernest Hemingway, who spent part of his life in Cuba, is regarded locally as one of the country's iconic historical figures and is much revered. Here he wrote two of his most celebrated novels: For Whom the Bell Tolls and A Movable Feast.
Terrace Bar at Hotel Inglaterra
Hotel Inglaterra, Paseo del Prado 416
Relax in the terrace bar of Hotel Inglaterra, amidst the bustle of Paseo del Prado.
París (formerly El Patio)
Calle San Ignacio No. 54, Plaza de la Catedral, Havana
El Patio is housed in a beautiful 17th century residence.
Paseo del Prado
Top-floor restaurant at Hotel Sevilla
with great views over Habana Vieja.
The Moorish façade and Spanish-style architecture hint at the hotel's glorious heyday when its illustrious guests included Mafiosos, movie stars and Graham Greene, author of 'Our Man in Havana'. Many of the descriptions include not only the city but also the hotel, among them the Sevilla's 8th floor restaurant - with its views over the city and the bay beyond
Cafe La Mina
Calles Obispo and Oficios, Plaza de Armas, Habana Vieja
Popular café to take a break while walking around La Habana Vieja.
Here is our very own homemade caipirinha from our 'How To...' series. For the recipe check out our Youtube