Situated below CasaCuba, the Malecon is a boardwalk on the banks of Rio San Juan. During the day, visit the art galleries, watch potters at work, and listen to children practice in the local music school. In the evening, enjoy a Mojito or Piña Colada at any number of bar/restaurant patios. Your children have a safe pedestrian area to play soccer or skateboard while you watch from the balcony. If you time your trip right, you might be here for the book fair, art show, or one of many live music performances.
Plaza de la Vigia
Just steps from CasaCuba you will find a vibrant square with cafes, art gallery, and theatre. It’s a great place to sit and take in the ambience of this unique musical and artistic town.
Situated in Plaza de la Vigia, this 775-seat theatre (circa 1860) was recently refurbished for Cuba’s recent 500th birthday celebration. The theatre on occasion hosts Cuba’s renowned National Ballet and the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.
A short walk from CasaCuba, this charming square boasts a cathedral, colonial buildings and Hotel Velasco (circa 1902). A popular place for public Wi-Fi, it’s a great place to have an espresso and relax while taking in the atmosphere of day-to-day life in Cuba.
There are a few coffee shops in Plaza de la Vigia. Café Atenas has a good selection of drinks, which you can enjoy sitting on the veranda in the square.
Museo Farmacéutico Triolet
This pharmaceutical museum (circa 1882) is popular among the tourists. Go back in time to experience Cuba at its finest.
This art studio welcomes the public to watch potters and sculptors at work producing unique pieces of art. The artwork is also for sale. Many of the unique sculptures found along the Malecon are made by artists at this studio.