Habana Centro

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Strangely enough, few tourists venture outside Habana Vieja. If you do, you get a taste of authentic Havana life. A man selling pork loins off of a makeshift counter in his living room, the tire repairman and cobbler, the ladies selling ice cream from their apartment for CUC 15 cents. It's loud, crowded and always lively.

Browse the aisles at Supermercado Isla de Cuba grocery store (check your bags at the entrance and be prepared to be searched at the exit). Explore Chinatown. Meet local artists at the Callejón de Hamel each Saturday afternoon in front of Salvador Bueno's African-inspired murals. There's always an impromptu concert and dancing to Afro-Cuban music here.