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10 things to do on a city break in Havana

Dancing through thick clouds of sweet cigar smoke in the heady Caribbean heat, enjoying late rum-fuelled nights and seeing brightly-coloured classic cars idling on every street corner – Havana conjures up images of decadent fun in a city of faded grandeur.

That this is part of Havana’s charm is undeniable. But while Cuba’s capital is a place of music, dancing and drinking, it’s also one of history, culture and revolution; a city that never ceases to fascinate and confuse, where the spirit of Che Guevara still looms large, and crumbling 1950s art deco buildings are among the newest on Havana’s skyline. While the nightlife is an important part of this city, it’s these unique quirks that make Havana one of Cuba’s most beguiling attractions.

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