Empedrado (Paved) Street

Empedrado streetAmong the streets that cross Old Havana from east to west, Empedrado is one of the most frequented. It was denominated this way, for being the first street of the village that was paved with smooth round stones, in the first half of the XVII century. It was chosen to be paved, due to the water current that flowed over it in the rainy season that transformed it into a mire. Almost arriving at the Cathedrals Square, in this street are the Bodeguita del Medio, celebrated restaurant of the Creole cuisine.