Little Havana is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida, with a rich history dating back to the 1960s.
Cuban exiles who emigrated to the United States in the wake of the Cuban Revolution came to Little Havana.
It became a center of art, music, education and culture in Miami. It is now known as the "Cuba of America" because of its Cuban cuisine and Cuban-inspired architecture. An international tourist hotspot, with plenty to see and nothing to miss, we recommend that you have a professional guide by hiring one of the Free Tours in Little Havana that we offer here at GuruWalk.
An interesting first visit might be the Bay of Pigs Invasion Memorial.
The monument is one of the most popular points of interest in Miami. This monument was built in 1987 in honor of the Cuban agents who fought in the Bay of Pigs invasion. The monument is located on SW Ninth Street at Avenue D, Miami, Florida (USA).
Adjacent to Little Havana and worth visiting is the Art Deco District. This district is located at the southernmost point of Miami Beach and is one of the most beautiful art deco districts in North America.
The district was designed in the 1920s and 1930s by an architect named Henry Hohauser, who designed many buildings in Chicago. The buildings are inspired by "streamlined" forms that Hohauser interpreted from travel brochures he found while traveling with his wife in South America.
The district has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its architectural significance and cultural importance to Miami's Cuban population.
Nothing better after strolling around than tasting the rich Cuban gastronomy whose purest essence can be found in the restaurants of Little Havana.
Cuban sandwiches are the most popular dish in Miami. The name of this dish is derived from the Spanish word for ham.
The Cuban sandwich can be found all over Miami, in restaurants, bakeries, food trucks and gas stations. Two variations are that some people will use Lechón Asado instead of roast pork, or they will use both roast pork and Lechón Asado in the sandwich.
The Cuban sandwich is a tasty treat for visitors to try while visiting Little Havana in Miami!