Statue of Manuel de Céspedes in Plaza de Armas.

Sights in and Around Havana’s Plaza de Armas

The most important plaza in Habana Vieja, as well as the oldest, handsome Arms Square was laid out in 1519 and first named Plaza de Iglesia. Learn about the plaza’s evolution to Plaza de Armas, along with sights and museums in and around the square.

A Guided Walk Along Calle Obispo in Havana

Pedestrians-only Calle Obispo links Plaza de Armas with Parque Central and is Habana Vieja’s busiest shopping street. Beginning in Plaza Albear, this walking tour takes you to all the architectural sights and museums along the way to Plaza de Armas.

Statue of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator, with pigeons.

Bogotá’s Plaza de Bolívar

Every respectable Colombian city has a Plaza de Bolívar, but none have quite the history as the one in Bogotá. A natural starting point for any tour of La Candelaria, brush up its history and sights to help plan your visit.

Sculpture of a horse by Fernando Botero from the Museo Botero.

Sights at the Manzana Cultural in Bogotá

Without a doubt the Manzana Cultural is one of the most important addresses for visual arts in Colombia—and a required stop on any visit to Bogotá. Read on to discover the astounding array of art, artifacts, and history preserved here for the public to enjoy.

The Fuente de Neptuno statue watches over Havana's harbor entrance.

Sights at Havana’s Harbor Channel

From a 1780 nobleman’s home built in Moorish-style to the great Fuente de Neptuno (Neptune Fountain) erected in 1838 to a massive seminary built in 1721 now open to the public, fans of history, art, and architecture won’t want to miss the sights at Havana’s Harbor Channel.

Castillo de la Real Fuerza in old Havana, Cuba.

Castillo de la Real Fuerza in Havana

Built in medieval fashion, Castillo de la Real Fuerza is the oldest of the four forts that guarded the New World’s most precious harbor. Strategically useless in its placement, the governors of Cuba nonetheless lived here until 1762. Plan a visit to tour its halls, learn about its history and residents of note, and browse its naval museum.