Located along the waterfront, was developed during the decades between 1930 and 1960, when Havana developed as a major destination for U.S. tourists. High-rise hotels, restaurants, and upscale commercial establishments, many reflecting the then-popular art deco style, mushroomed in the Vedado district.
In the late 1990s Vedado represented the principal commercial area of the city, and its environs were home to a variety of important landmarks including the Hotel Nacional, the University of Havana, and the Colón Cemetery.
To Do in Havana Vedado
Photo: Robert Polidori
Miramar lies further west along the coast, and retains its exclusive feel. Foreign embassies, diplomatic residences, upscale shops, and tourist facilities for wealthy foreigners are common in the area. But also old beautiful colonial but almost colapsing houses.
To Do Havana Miramar