The 5 best places for dazzling romance Havana

Palacio de los Matrimonios

Paseo de Martí

esq Animas

Centro Habana

Sit on a bench watching Cuban couples getting married, each weekend from 11 am onwards. The building boasts stunning neo-renaissance architecture with a salon de baile (a ballroom) that takes up the entire upper floor. Sometimes it is hard to get in, but it's worth the effort to just watch happy people, dressed up in colourful clothes, taking photos.

Cine Yara

Calle L esq 23


+53 7832 9430

A romantic date for many Cubans. Share some polomitas de maíz (popcorn) while watching a film. Afterwards go for some ice cream together at Coppelia in frond of the Yara. It is the most popular cinema in the city and is considered the cornerstone of Cuban modernist architecture.

Dos Gardenias


Avenida 7ma esq 26


+53 7204 2353

A romantic moment, singing along with the boleristas. The name of the place refers to the famous romantic song Dos Gardenias and pays tribute to the singer Isolina Carrillo. Haila, 'La Diva del Son', sings a specific repertoire of ballads here on Wednesdays.

Hearts of Fusterlandia


Calle 226 esq 3A


Count the charming hearts of the mosaic installation in the magic kingdom of Fuster. Fuster is a skilled painter, draughtsman, sculptor and ceramics artists and an exponent of illumination and joy. His work has conceptual and stylistic unity - he is called the Picasso of Cuba. More than eighty neighbours allowed Fuster to use their homes as his canvas to create an artistic wonderland.

Fusterlandia - photo © Roel Hendrickx
Fusterlandia - photo © Roel Hendrickx

La Guarida

Concordia no 418

entre Gervasio y Escobar

Centro Habana

+53 7866 9047

Climb up the dramatic marble staircase to the top floor for a romantic dinner among old film paraphernalia where the light is dimmed. Don't go away without having a pineapple-ice cream dessert after your tuna steak with a sugarcane glaze.

La Guarida - photo © Roel Hendrickx
La Guarida - photo © Roel Hendrickx

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