La Habana Vieja, or Old Habana, is exactly what it’s title suggests, the oldest part of the city. Over the course of two days we explored the area with our new friends from the casa. A lot of the buildings are run down and in need of some serious TLC but the government seems to be investing in the rehabilitation of a select few grand hotels and ateliers .
There are areas which are more commercial, and crowded with tourists, but there are also quieter areas where trendy little bars and restaurants have started to spring up in between the dilapidated private residential buildings. Not everything is frozen in the 50s – there are quite a few brand new vehicles on the roads and Havana has its fair share of hipsters… but the vintage Cadillacs and grand old buildings are far more interesting to photograph 😉