I have put together the Best Photography Spots Havana Cuba has. I love Havana Cuba, in fact, I love it so much I go there often. Now that it is possible for us to visit this beautiful country for Americans I make it a point to visit as much as I can. I also hold fantastic photography and cultural tour down there. Check it out, if you are interested, shoot me a message.
In case you can’t do my workshop, but you are on your way to Cuba, I have put together the top 10 places to photograph in Cuba while you are down there. All of these are very accessible and incredibly stunning.
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Best Photography Spots Havana Cuba Has to Discover
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The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon with a Nikon 14-24mm and a Nikon 24-85mm. A MeFOTO tripod and a wide angle is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.
Cuba Photography Guide
1. El Malecon. This is the most awesome spot in Havana, its full of life and its the place everyone comes to watch the sunset. This is a must when you are visiting. If you want to relax and hang with the locals or get the best photos El Malecon is a Must. Best time to shoot is sunset. Lens recommended is a 24-70 mm.
2. The Streets of Old Havana. This is super awesome street photography. Everyone is super friendly, and you will be so overwhelmed, it’s hard to take a bad photo. Best time to shoot is midday. Best lens to use is a 24-70 mm.
3. The Port. This place is incredible, lots of locals go sit and wait for the crew ships to come in. There are also loads of classic cars everywhere, this is the best place to photograph the coolest cars. Best time to shoot is midday. Best lens to use is a 24-70 mm.
4. El Gran Teatro de Havana. This place is amazing. It is so beautiful inside your jaw is guaranteed to be on the floor. Bring a wide angle lens. The best part about its only 5CUC to go in. Best time to shoot anytime. Best lens to use is a super wide.
5. Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro. This place has the best views of Havana period. This is an excellent place to come for sunset and or sunrise. I always make sure I make it up here a few times during my trip. Best lens to use is a70-200 mm.
6. Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym – Gimnasio de Boxeo Rafael Trejo. This place is epic and has a lot of history. The best boxing Olympians have come out of here. Best time to shoot, anytime during training. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
7. Parque Central. This place is quite amazing. It’s full of locals and tourists alike, it is the meeting hub for people, and you can see beautiful cars and awesome people just hanging out. Best time to shoot, daytime. Best lens to use is a 24-70 mm.
8. El Floridita. This is the Daiquiri bar. Where Ernest Hemingway used to hang out at. It is always full of people and awesome cars. Best time to shoot is at night. Go inside too and enjoy a cold drink some fantastic live music. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
9. El Malecon Divers. This is a great place to photograph the kids playing in the water. Not only that but also the fisherman hang out here. They are usually here midday to sunset. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
10. El Capitolio. Built by the USA this place has a lot of history. A must when in Havana. Best time to shoot anytime. You can get a cool photo of the Capitolio from the Gran Teatro when you are there. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
11. Plaza de la Revolucion. This is where all the political rallies are held. It is also a famous place for having the face of El Che on one of the buildings with the saying “Hasta la victoria siempre”. Best time to photograph is during the day. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
12. El Morro Lighthouse. You can pay and get into the El Morro and check out the beautiful lighthouse. It’s cool to see it up close and personal. I actually met a guy that took me to the very top. Best time to shoot is at sunset. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
13. The Rocks. These are the rocks at the bottom of the fort El Morro. You can drive there or take a tax or simply walk. Best time to shoot is at Sunset. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
14. El Cristo de la Habana Cuba. Right behind me there is a massive christ that stands tall. When you take a taxi there just ask them to take you to El Cristo de la Habana and he will know where to go. Best time to shoot is at Sunset. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
15. Agramonte. This is the name of the actual street. It is here where you can find these beautiful buildings. It is close to El Capitolio. Best time to shoot is at Sunset. Best lens to use is a super wide or a 24-70 mm.
There you have it the best photography spots Havana Cuba has. These spots are a must, and you can cover them all in a day if you hustle a bit. Are you coming to Miami Beach? Check out my top photography spots in Miami Beach.
If you have any questions or suggestions, drop me a line below. Hashtag #edinchavez when you post photos from these spots. I would love to check them out.