Photo Tour: Scenes of Little Havana

January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019 Hilary

Photo Tour: Scenes of Little Havana

Artist: All Mighty Chillsky

Named for Cuba’s capital and largest city, and famous for it’s large concentration of Cuban exiles, Little Havana should be on any Miami Must List.  Even with limited time to explore I managed to get a feel for this vibrant cultural area, and came away wishing for more.

Welcome to Little Havana Miami Florida

Welcome to Little Havana

Declared a national treasure in 2017, Little Havana has no shortage of cultural landmarks, architecture, and art, a lot of which you’ll see as you stroll along Calle Ocho (SW 8th street).

Domino Park Little Havana Miami Florida #dominopark

Domino Park Little Havana

Dominos is a big part of Cuban culture, and is so popular in Cuba that it is practically an organized sport. The same can be said in Little Havana and Domino Park was abuzz with both players and spectators during our visit.

#cortadito Little Havana Miami Florida

Cortadito

Shops selling local Cuban art, cigars and coffee line the street. Sadly, we’d already eaten prior to our visit, but if you’re looking for something more substantial, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Little Havana Miami

Little Havana Miami

I’ve never had the opportunity to visit Cuba, but Little Havana felt very authentic. All of the people I met were local, and I had the very distinct and positive feeling of being somewhere completely new.

Little Havana Rooster Miami Florida

Welcome to Little Havana

Although located next to an area known for higher crime rates, I felt completely safe during my visit, and in fact quite welcome.

#azucar Little Havana Miami Florida

Azucar Little Havana

I was delighted, but not surprised to find a lot of public art throughout the neighborhood a lot of which was representative of the people, their culture, and their pastimes.

Little Havana Florida #fila

Artist: Fila

#atomik Little Havana Miami Florida

Artist: Atomik


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Hilary

I love to travel & explore the world both near and far! I do my best to make the most out of life each and everyday! I have two boys and wherever I go, they go! This means they are, at the ages of 9 and 15, world travelers and all around go along guys! There isn’t anywhere I can’t take them! It is my hope this blog will be a way to share the fun things I’ve learned while on our many adventures together!

Comments (29)

  1. Little Havana looks like so much fun! And so awesome it received recognition for a national treasure! Hope to see it one day if I ever make it back to Miami! #FarawayFiles

    • Hilary

      I often feel that way after I visit a place and realize there was so much more! 😂

  2. What a colorful place! I love how you describe that it has an authentic vibe and that you never felt unsafe, that would have been my biggest concerns. Nothing’s stopping me now from admiring that beautiful art next time I’ll be in Miami! #FarawayFiles

  3. Trish @ Mum's Gone To

    I love coming here for my regular art and culture fix. Another dazzling place to visit. #farawayfiles

  4. Clare Thomson

    I love how Little Havana looks so unlike the image most people will have of Miami. It sounds like a bit of a secret to me. I do really enjoy discovering the different neighbourhoods in a city. This is somewhere I’d have to go. #FarawayFiles

    • Hilary

      Exactly! It’s not exactly on the beaten path, but it should be. I do love exploring all the different parts of a place!

  5. I love the Beatles art. And such color and vibrancy in so much of the painting. And yes, the coffee and ice cream look scrumptious!

  6. Such beautiful photos. Little Havana looks so colourful and vibrant. Beautiful wall art and I love the coffee shot..Thank you so much for sharing this post. Loved Little Havana #farawayfiles

  7. Great street art, and I love the modern aspect of the post. None of the places we visit are stuck in aspic. They’re modern thriving cities and towns. Nice to see beyond the history to the here and now….#Farawayfiles

    • Hilary

      Thank you! Good idea! I definitely have printed and hung photos from previous trips!

  8. A friend of mine from college is Cuban and from Miami and I’ve heard so much about growing up there as a cuban…it really is such a big part of Miami life. I’ll have to take a closer look at the street art next time! #farawayfiles

  9. This looks very cool and I’ve never even heard of it. We’re off to big Havana in a couple of weeks so it will be interesting to see if it’s as bright and colourful as this.

    • Hilary

      I’m betting it’s even more colorful and then some! Looking forward to reading about your trip!

  10. I love your street art photos and must get to Little Havana one day. For that matter, I have not been to South Beach yet either. Miami has so much to see and do.

    • Hilary

      I imagine it has. I went with a local and I think she was quite surprised at how nice it was.

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