Little Havana - La Carreta Entrance
A vibrant Hispanic culture permeates everything in Little Havana, Miami - colorful murals, monuments to heroes past and present, elderly men playing dominoes as they discuss politics, and cigar rollers deeply at work amidst Little Havana's ever-present aroma of Cuban coffee. These scenes of daily Little Havana, Miami life play out amidst a backdrop of Little Havana's pulsating music, vibrant storefronts, unique art galleries and quaint restaurants.
Little Havana landmarks include: Calle Ocho, the main drag of Little Havana, where fruit stands, art galleries, Cuban restaurants and cigar shops line the avenue; Walkway of the Stars, which honors Latin American celebrities including Gloria Estefan and Celia Cruz; Domino Park, the meeting ground of heated daily domino games; and Tower Theater, a restored Art Deco theater and cultural venue. Little Havana offers a taste of multicultural Miami at its best.
On the last Friday of each month, Little Havana hosts Viernes Culturales, or Cultural Fridays, a monthly gallery night showcasing the cultural arts scene of the neighborhood.