Havana has been pegged as a must-see destination for holidaymakers planning a trip to Cuba, owing to its "authentic Latin buzz".
Reporting for the Daily Mail, travel writer Kate O'Grady said the capital city, which is the largest in the Caribbean, has a "shabby charm" and "insatiable energy", but warned that people should visit before this changes.
She explained: "Havana has been frozen, buffered by decades of Castro's rule and the US embargo. Who knows how long this will last."
The writer added that the architecture, salsa music and rum cocktails are among the features that make Havana such an "endearingly dilapidated mess".
According to Cuba Tourism, other elements of Havana culture not to be missed by holidaymakers include the festivals held throughout the year.
September plays host to the Havana International Theatre Festival at various establishments across the town, while both the Havana Festival of Contemporary Music and the Havana Ballet Festival are scheduled for October.
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