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Havana, Cuba, is the largest city in the Caribbean. From Old Havana or Habana La Vieja by the harbor, Cuba's capital spreads southwest through Centro Habana, Vedado, Playa, and Marianao. Morro Castle guards the harbor mouth to the north, and to the east is Regla, a center for santeria or Cuban voodoo. The famous Havana cigars prized by connoiseurs worldwide are produced at factories in the old town.

Our gallery of Havana travel photos illustrates the varied means of transportation used by the locals. Havana is also an art city with numerous galleries of Cuban painting and sculpture - a musical hot spot dancing to the salsa beat. We hope our pictures of Havana convey the city's allure.

All the photos on Cuba-Pictures.com are by David Stanley, original author of Lonely Planet Cuba.
The images on this page are details. To view the complete photos, click on the thumbnails.

Looking east toward Old Havana from a rooftop
in the hotel district of Vedado.
Cuba welcomes visitors. This Caribbean country offers a unique and very different travel experience.

A Havana santero or priest of santeria with a sacrificial goat.

Local legends in a Manuel Mendive mural, Santa Maria del Rosario.

The Iglesia Jesus de Miramar stands on Playa's Fifth Avenue.

A cigar roller plies his trade at a Havana cigar factory.

A local fisherman carrying his craft along Havana's Malecon.

Vintage American automobiles serve as public taxis in Havana.

A taxi stand in Old Havana, where little has changed in a century.

The cocotaxi, a Cuban innovation popular among Havana visitors.