The Regla district is located across the bay opposite the Old City. This lesser known destination is a quiet and beautiful place with a mainly black population. Here time has stood still.
Visit the small and lovely Church with the Black Madonna. You will appear to step into an other era, a peaceful world far from the hectic city streets.
To start your trip, go to the terminal Sierra Maestra Terminal in Old Havana, which is opposite the well known bar Los Dos Hermanos (the Two Brothers Bar) near the Rum Museum.
A small ferry boat (Lancha) travels between the waterfront and the Regla district. The trip takes 15 to 20 minutes and costs next to nothing (2 peso Nacional). Ideal for a Sunday afternoon. Take a picnic and drinks with you however, since the place has no bars or shops.