Havana Vieja (Old Havana) is the original Spanish settlement at the entrance of the Bay of Havana. Founded in 1519, its packed architectural treasures, arranged around 5 main plazas, with narrow cobblestone streets connecting them. 

Havana Vieja photos

I mostly only take photos in Havana just before or immediately after dawn. Once the sun is up the shadows are too strong and its difficult to see the beauty of the architecture. Besides, its cool and quite then. There are lots more tourists in and cafes in the old city since our last visit. Mostly, I suspect because WIFI is now available. Building are being restored at a fast pace, and new restaurants are opening daily.

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