See a Sporting Event
The triumph of the Cuban Revolution was a victory for Cuban athletes: Fidel Castro viewed sports (along with arts and education) as an essential part of public life and invested heavily in athletic training programs. From boxing and baseball to judo, fencing and volleyball, Cuban accomplishments in the ring and on the court and field are often on display to Americans during each summer Olympics. While visiting Havana, you can get a ringside or front-row seat (depending on the season) to see physical prowess in motion. Boxing (whether a match or a training session) can be seen at the Kid Chocolate Arena directly across from the capitol, and baseball games are played at Estadio Latinoamericano from November to April.