Located atop one of Havana’s hills, the university is where the most important Cuban architects developed their craft. The neoclassical stairs are like a welcome mat for students and visitors, evoking the Greek Acropolis. It’s a completely remote location in the middle of the city, surrounded by lots of greenery. Walk down the street known as San Lazaro and climb up the stairs—it’s tradition that students walk them on their very first day of class. You must see the great lecture hall and the math building. But be warned: mornings are very busy.
In Vedado is the University of Havana. On its steps there is a beautiful bronze sculpture "Alma Mater".
The University of Havana or UH (in Spanish, Universidad de La Habana) is a university located in the Vedado district of Havana, the capital of the Republic of Cuba. Founded on January 5, 1728, the university is the oldest in Cuba, and one of the first to be founded in the Americas. Originally a…
With Brother Tomás Linares del Castillo as its first rector, the first university in Cuba, the Real y Pontificia Universidad de San Gerónimo de La Habana, was created in 1728. After several reforms, the university became a lay institution, changing its name to Real y Literaria Universidad de La…
“Small grocery in the ground floor. You can also book trips to many different destinations in Cuba. ”
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“Is one of the most characteristic postcards of the city. In the center of the square is the Jose Martí Memorial and around it are official buildings, whose facades are carved in steel the faces of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.”
“Excellent view to sea, malecon, big garden. Shows for Cuban music. It has cabaret Parisien and Salon 1830.”
“The Napoleon Museum in Havana, Cuba houses one of the most important collections from the 18th and 19th centuries preserved in the Western hemisphere. The Museum reopened in March 2011 after a three-year restoration by the City Historian’s Office. Napoleon Princess Alix de Foresta, widow of Luis Marie Bonaparte, a descendant of King Jerome, Bonaparte’s younger brother, was especially invited to the island for the opening. The museum was founded in 1961, with the collection of Julio Lobo, occupying a 1929 Florentine Renaissance style mansion "La Dolce Dimora", the home of an Italian-Cuban politician, Orestes Ferrara. The architects were Evelio Govantes and Félix Cabarrocas, whose also designed El Capitolio and the Casa de la Amistad on Paseo. The museum displays almost 8,000 items, most of them related to the period from the French Revolution through the Second Empire. The collection includes a specialized library, suits, weapons, military equipment, furniture, coins, historic and decorative objects. Artwork is displayed from Louis Tocqué, Jean-Marc Nattier, Nicolas de Largillière, Jean Baptiste Regnault; François Flameng, Andrea Appiani and Robert Léfèvre”
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“This is a real arts factory. At FAC you can enjoy concerts, performances, photo exhibitions, wacht a movie, you name it. Plus the many bars that offer Cuban and international cocktails. That atmosphere where arts and entertainment are so intertwinned, is really unique.”