El Capitolio is the former state capitol of Havana (Capitolio Nacional de La Habana) and one of the top sights to visit in Cuba.
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Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Royal Force Castle)
The Castillo de la Real Fuerza is located in La Havana and it’s also one of the top historic sights to visit in Cuba as it’s an 18th century castle fortress turned into a maritime museum.
The Castillo de la Real Fuerza boasts lots of interesting artifacts on display such as model boats, navigational aids and weather cocks. You can also watch a short film about life at sea on an 18th century ship, as well as enjoy lovely views of Havana Harbor from the top level of the castle.
Bellamar Cave (Cuevas de Bellamar)
Bellamar Cave is located about a mile from the city of Matanzas and it’s another attraction worth adding to your list of sights to visit in Cuba. If you’re staying in a hotel resort in Varadero, a tour of the caverns of Bellamar make for an interesting and fun day away from the beach.
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Crocodile Farm & Treasure Lagoon
Crocodile Farm (Criadero de Crocodilos) and Treasure Lagoon (Laguna del Tesoro) are two other interesting sights to visit in Cuba so be sure to add them to your itinerary. The crocodile farm is located nearby Treasure Lagoon (roughly half-way between Jaguey Grande and Playa Larga).
Treasure Lagoon is just a short drive from the Crocodile Farm and it’s also worth passing by to see the charming replica of a Taino Village (Guama Village). Besides the village, you can enjoy lots of fun water activities on the lake such as kayaking and boating excursions.
Cienaga de Zapata National Park
Cienaga de Zapata National Park is the largest natural reserve in the Caribbean and it’s without a doubt one of the most popular sights to visit in Cuba for wildlife viewing. You can enjoy lots of bird watching, photograph wildlife, enjoy a bit of hiking as well as snorkeling, swimming and diving on the park’s stunning beaches.
Old Havana or La Habana Vieja is without a doubt, one of the most popular sights to visit in Cuba which isn't surprising because Old Havana really boasts a unique charm and most amazing atmosphere like nowhere else in Cuba . Old Havana is certainly the soul of Cuba and one of the best spots in the country to get a feel of the real Cuba.
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If you’re looking for stunning beaches in Cuba, you’ll want to include Cayo Guillermo in Cayo Coco on your list of sights to visit in Cuba. Cayo Guillermo boasts some of the of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean - Playa Larga and Playa Pilar (Pilar Beach), which boasts some of the softest and purest white powder sand you'd ever see!
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