There are many Instagrammable places in Havana. If you're looking for an amazing city for photography, then the capital of Cuba is the place to be!
Whether you love colorful buildings, viewpoints, pretty streets, or anything else, it's there! All pretty spots in Havana will surprise you for sure.
So if you're in Cuba and you like photography, then head to Havana! I made this list of the best Instagram photo spots in Havana, so you know exactly where to go.
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1. Colorful buildings in front of El Capitolio
One of the most Instagrammable places in Havana is in front of El Capitolio. There, you can find gorgeous colorful buildings.
This is one of the most famous Instagram photo spots in Havana. You can find many photos of the buildings on Instagram. And that isn't for no reason! The place is very photogenic.
The buildings here are pink, blue and yellow. Thus, it will add a lot of color to your feed which is great!
You can take many kinds of pictures here. For example, you can stand in front of the buildings. Many people pose here with a colorful car and that looks very nice!
Standing in front of only one of the buildings will be a great photo too. If you want your photo to be very unique, then you can match your outfit (or car) with one of the buildings!
2. La Habana 115a
Some of the most Instagrammable places in Havana are in Old Havana. And La Habana 115a is one of them!
One of the reasons why Havana is such a photogenic city is that there are many colorful buildings. So you should definitely capture some of these buildings when you're there!
La Habana 115a is a very cute pink building. The architecture looks incredible. Furthermore, there's another building close to it that's green with blue. And you can get both buildings in one shot! So if you take a photo here, it will definitely be a very colorful one.
Besides that, you can also take pictures of both the pink and the green building without one another. Thus, there are many options for photography in this street.
3. La Guarida
One of the best restaurants in Havana is La Guarida. The food at this restaurant is very tasty, and it is a great experience to have dinner here. The restaurant has many Cuban dishes that are delicious. Also, many celebrities visited this restaurant and had dinner there.
But that’s not what this article is about. It’s about the most Instagrammable places in Havana. This place looks magical.
The mansion where you can find the restaurant is a beautiful building. Furthermore, it has an interesting interior.
The staircase in particular looks beautiful and is great for photography. The different shades of beige will give your photos a very nostalgic feeling.
You can combine the place with a very colorful outfit to stand out. But you can also choose to wear something that fits in to make a more classic photo. La Guarida is one of the best Instagram photo spots in Havana for sure.
4. The Instagrammable Teatro América
This spot at Teatro América is great! The building looks very interesting. And it's great that you can capture the large sign with the word "America" on it.
The font of the sign looks great and is very authentic. It is a great example of the Art Deco architectural style.
Furthermore, it’s great that in the back the word repeats in another font. This makes the word “America” stand out even more.
Also, after taking some photos here I definitely recommend going inside!
The inside of the theater is great to see. That’s because the interior features all kinds of Art Deco elements. The elements make the whole experience at the theater very fun.
Besides the beauty of the place, it is also a great place for entertainment. There are shows of a large variety of genres, such as comedy and jazz.
5. The Instagrammable Pool of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana
In Old Havana, you can find Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. This is one of the most beautiful hotels in the city.
One of the most Instagrammable places in Havana is there as well. The hotel has a rooftop with a pool. Taking photos here is definitely amazing! That's because the pool looks incredible and besides that, the view is very nice as well.
Spending time here isn't only amazing for photography, but it's also very fun. You can drink a cocktail here while enjoying the wonderful view. But you can also go swimming! And that's definitely a great activity in the historic center of Havana.
Besides that, it's an amazing hotel to stay. The location is amazing, as it’s next to many buildings that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The hotel has more than 240 rooms that are very luxurious.
Furthermore, the place has all the facilities you’ll need and there’s even a luxury spa! So if you're still looking for a place to stay, you will love this Instagrammable hotel in Havana.
6. Libreria Venecia
Another very Instagrammable spot in Havana is Libreria Venecia. This is a small bookstore where you can get both Cuban books and posters. The place looks very cute from the outside!
One of the reasons why it's so photogenic is the beautiful brown color of the store. Besides that, I love that you can see some books behind the window, as that looks so pretty! Another reason why I love this place is the sign that says the name of the shop. It looks so cute and it matches the other parts of the store!
This is definitely one of the loveliest Instagram photo spots in Havana! If you’re going here, you should see Libreria Venecia from the inside as well. Those who love books will love this place in Havana a lot. Maybe you even find a book you want to buy! The atmosphere of the store is incredible.
7. In front of Hotel Inglaterra
Another one of the most photogenic places in Havana is Hotel Inglaterra. The architecture of the hotel is very nice.
What I love most about this spot, is the large sign of the hotel! The colors of the sign are incredible. The blue and red look very nice in combination with the color of the building. The sign and its colors are very impressive as you even see them from a distance.
If you want to take photos in Havana, this is definitely a hotel you have to see. You can take many kinds of photos here, such as the photo below. If you want to get an amazing photo, then I'd recommend wearing something red and blue! In that case, your outfit matches the sign which looks incredible.
Besides that, Hotel Inglaterra is a nice place to stay. It's one of the oldest hotels in the city, which is amazing. So if you want to stay in a hotel that's also one of the most Instagrammable places in Havana, then check this one out!
8. Gran Teatro de La Habana
If you're looking for Instagram photo spots in Havana, you'll love Gran Teatro de La Habana. This is a theater that looks amazing. Moreover, it is the place where you can see performances of the Cuban National Ballet.
What’s great is that both the outside and the inside look spectacular.
The outside of the theater has a Baroque architectural style. Architect Paul Belau created it. There are many decorations on the outside and the building features several statues.
Furthermore, there is a lot of symmetry in the building, which makes for great pictures. This is great in particular if you are standing at one corner of the building. You then make sure each side of your photo looks the same.
The interior of the building might be even more beautiful. There is a lot of white stone that makes this a very luxurious place. Furthermore, there is again a lot of symmetry in this spot, which is incredible.
Also, the staircases and the stone balustrade of the staircase look amazing. When you are standing on the staircase, you will appear very small in the whole picture. This makes the building look even more impressive.
9. The National Capitol Building
The National Capitol Building, also known as El Capitolio, is photogenic too. The building is very impressive as it's from 1929.
It's one of the most popular places for tourists to visit in Havana. And it's one of the best Instagram photo spots in Havana! You can find the National Capitol Building at Paseo del Prado. That's a promenade in the city.
The architect of the National Capitol Building is Eugenio Rayneri Piedra. He is also the architect of other buildings in Havana. He said that the inspiration for the cupola if the National Capital Building is from the Panthéon in Paris!
If you like architecture, El Capitolio is a must-see in Havana. And for photography, it’s amazing as well as it looks very unique!
10. Balcony of Gran Teatro de la Habana
I already mentioned the Gran Teatro de la Habana. But there’s another reason why you should definitely go there if you want to take photos in Havana.
The balcony of the Gran Teatro de la Habana is also one of the most Instagrammable places in Havana! From there, you have a wonderful view of the National Capitol Building.
Taking photos of El Capitolio from here is very different from other places. That’s why I’d definitely recommend going here if you like the El Capitolio.
Furthermore, the balcony looks very luxurious and I love that about this place. It looks a bit as if the balcony is from a fairy tale! If you wear a beautiful dress here, your photo will look very magical.
11. Plaza de la Revolución
Another one of the most Instagrammable photo spots in Havana is Plaza de la Revolución. This is a large square in the city.
In the past, many political rallies happened here. For example, Fidel Castro used this square to address the people of Cuba.
What makes this square stand out as a spot for pictures are the monuments of two people of the Cuban Revolution.
You can see the faces of both Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos here. Also, next to each face you can see a quotation from each person.
This makes this place a great photography spot, as you can see immediately you made it in Cuba.
To make the photo even more Cuban you can choose to include the Cuban flag in the picture as well. You can see the effect of this in the photo below.
12. In front of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana
I already mentioned the amazing Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. The rooftop and its pool belong to the list of the most Instagrammable places in Havana.
Not only the rooftop is photogenic, but the outside of the hotel is also beautiful! For that reason, you can find another one of the best photo spots at the hotel.
The architecture of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana is amazing. Especially if you have a very colorful car, your photo will look incredible! I love the contrast of bright color with the color of the building.
13. Plaza Vieja
Plaza Vieja is one of the squares of Old Havana.`The translation of Plaza Vieja is “Old Square”. Fun fact: the former name of the square was “New Square”.
It is one of the most Instagrammable places in Havana for sure. The buildings at the square look beautiful. There are many buildings painted in a particular color. For example, there is a beautiful blue building next to a yellow building.
What’s great is that you can capture many buildings in one photo, but you can also capture only one building at a time. When doing the latter, you can create many different photos at one place.
14. Cafe at Plaza Vieja
Another one of the Instagram photo spots in Havana is a cafe at Plaza Vieja. In the past, wealthy people of Havana looked down from their balconies at what happened at the square. Many historic events and celebrations took place here.
From the balcony, you get a view of the buildings of the square. This looks beautiful and very Instagrammable.
Besides taking photos here, it is a great place to relax with a drink while you watch the bustling square. That makes the place even better to visit.
15. Havana Cathedral
Havana Cathedral is another one of the most Instagrammable places in Havana. You can find the cathedral at Plaza de la Catedral, which is one of the main squares in Old Havana.
The cathedral is great to visit and has an interesting history. The church already exists since the year 1777.
The front of the church looks beautiful. The design is in the Baroque architectural style and there are lots of great decorations. Also, there are large wooden doors that look very nice.
What’s great as well is that the building is very symmetric. This makes your photos look more beautiful. That is especially the case if you are standing in the middle and make sure the building is in the center of your photo.
Also great is that the color of the white stone looks beautiful with the blue color of the sky.
16. Instagrammable Street Art in Havana
There is a lot of street art in Havana. Many artists use the streets and buildings of Havana to express themselves. This includes both domestic and international artists. This street art gives rise to many great places for photography in Havana.
Each example of street art in Havana is unique and features many colors. This means that if you are going here to take pictures, you have a lot of variety in your results. Also, each time you come back to Havana there might be something new that you can capture.
What’s also great is that there is a large variety in the type of street art. There are artworks that look like photography, but there are also more abstract works of art.
When you walk through Havana you can see street art everywhere. Great places to see these artworks are the city center and Old Havana.
17. Parque Central de la Habana
The Parque Central de la Habana is a very popular spot in Havana. It is a beautiful city park in the city center that is one of the most Instagrammable places in Havana.
There are beautiful palm trees and other trees at this park that are great to see. What’s great is that this park is in the middle of the city, so it’s surrounded by many beautiful buildings. Many of these buildings have lots of great decorations.
This combination of nature and the city is great to capture. Furthermore, the palm trees definitely add a great summer feeling to your photos.
Also in the park is a statue of José Vilalta Saavedra, who many people consider a national hero. Capturing this statue as well adds a historic element to your pictures.
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