We love the neighborhood of our apartment, just in the heart of Havana. Only 5 minutes by walking to the Malecón, 10 minutes to Havana Vieja, Capitolio, Opera, Parque Central, Casa de Música, Boulevard San Rafael.... this 'barrio' is still authentic, you can watch and enjoy the real life of the Cubans, shops, bars, restaurants... And one of the most beautiful and famous restaurants is around the corner, 'San Cristobal' (Obama visited it)... for me the best quarter of Havana!
The house, an historic building - it was a gift of the former dictator Batista to his lover... Our 60 m2 apartment is in the 1st floor of this very well preserved building of the 40's. From outside is not very attractive but inside it's top! Heigh ceilings of more than 4 m, with living and dining room, bathroom, equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with modern air conditioner and ventilator, a well restored bathtube which is more than 70 years old.... all furniture is new and hand made and designed in Cuba, decorated with paintings of cuban artists - only the matrasses we brought from Europe!