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  • The Paseo: Modern Cuban + Rooftop

    The Paseo (@the.paseo) is not just another penthouse rental vying for your attention, nor is it a “penthouse” in the way they are often imagined — opulent for the sake of being opulent, a trophy for wealthy show offs. Au contraire, this two room home is one of the most stylish and understated that I’ve […]

  • Vedado Suite: The Making of Casa Julita

    Casa Julita, which bears the name of its current owner Julia Castañeda, sits on a quiet residential block in Vedado. In between telenovelas and phone conversations with relatives in Camagüey, Julia attends to her guests who hail from all over the world, communicating with simple phrases and hand signs, unless they have the ability to […]

  • The Best Places to See Havana from Above

    Havana is a city best explored on foot, but this means a lot of looking up at the cityscape — sometimes it’s nice to to get a bird’s eye view and look down over the most picturesque city in the Caribbean. Here are the places that offer the best views of the surrounding city: La […]

  • Solid Walks in Vedado

    Vedado is quite possibly the city’s most pleasant and walkable neighborhood. It’s a gridded system of streets lined with overgrown foliage, relatively intact sidewalks and a never ending array of eclectic residences—neoclassical mansions, art deco buildings, and Soviet construction—much of it renovated over the years in strange and interesting ways. It’s easy to just wander around […]

  • Neighborhoods of Havana, Briefly

    Present day Havana is a collection of neighborhoods that have grown out from the historic center over several centuries, each with distinct histories that have given way to distinct local flavors. Today, Havana is a city without a center, but rather a collection of loci, each with it’s own unique look, feel, and function. No matter where in the city […]