Some Information about Old Havana:
was founded on 1515 by Diego Velásquez, although not in its present location.
The Havana of today was re-founded in 1519 in the present location of Old
Havana. The importance of Havana increased as the number of ships that called
at its port while in transit from South or Central America to Spain. In 1553
the capital of Cuba was shifted from Santiago de Cuba to Havana due to the
increase of its economic importance as the comercial center of the caribean.
More information about Old Havana: