There are many areas of historical importance in Cuba.
Some of these landmarks concern the Revolution and the time since, while others come from long before.
These are some of Cuba's major historical sites:
- Castillo de la Punta - a Spanish fort built in 1589. Old Havana.
- Cathedral of Havana - built by the Jesuits in 1748, this beautiful church is Cuba's most famous. Plaza de la Catedral, Old Havana.
- José Martí Birthplace - the house of Cuba's national hero. Calle Leon Peréz, Old Havana.
- Parochial Church of the Holy Spirit - the oldest church in Havana, built in 1638. Jesús María, Old Havana.
- El Floridita - a bar made famous by novels of Ernest Hemingway. Plazuela de Albear, Old Havana.
- The Tropicana - a world famous nightclub from 1939. Calle 72 and 41. Havana.
- Cuevas del Indio - large cave where Indian bones were found. Near Cuevas del Vinales, Vinales.
- Playa Girón - site of the Bay of Pigs invasion. In Matanzas Province.
- Moncada Army Barracks - the site of Fidel's first attack on Batista. Calle Carlos Aponte, Santiago de Cuba.
- Morro Castle - a huge Spanish castle dating to 1640. Santiago de Cuba.
- The Castle - built to fight the British in the 1730s. Baracoa.