After our first full day in Havana it was time to head back to the hotel.
We walked through the Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square) which is one of the five main squares in Old Havana. This area was originally a swamp which was later drained and used as a naval dockyard. The Cathedral was built in 1727 and the square became the site of some of the city's grandest mansions.
This guy was so proud of being on the cover of the National Geographic Traveler magazine that he carried the magazine around. Of course he was hoping to capitalize on it. When I first saw him I immediately thought "Cuba". He did want a peso for posing.
This was a very popular mode of transportation in Havana.
I found the old buildings very colourful. There were plants everywhere.
I finally got back to our hotel, the Hotel Parque Central and headed up to the pool area and rooftop where I could get a view of the city.