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Archive for March, 2014


Hotels Near Capital Building Havana

Looking for a Hotel near the Capital Building in Havana? Below is a complete list of hotels which are within a 5 minute walk or actually next to the Capitolio Habana. This list of Hotels in Old Havana only includes those hotels which are within a 900 meters (0.5 miles) of the Havana Capital Building. […]

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National Museum of Music | Museo de la Música

On the site where originally a family house stood, the National Museum of Music Havana was constructed in 1906 in eclectic style and it has an arcade with Corinthian columns built in levels .Its lateral facades in Renascence style are made with stone and tiles. This edification was considered one of the best residences of XX century […]

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Revolution Museum | Granma Memorial

Located at the former Presidential Palace of the Cuban Republic, it was inaugurated in 1920 and constructed by architects Paul Belau (Belgian) and Carlos Moruri (Cuban). All the interior decoration was made by the American Company Tiffany´s. It is the museum of the national rebelliousness where through of pictures, documents, arms and numerous historical objects you […]

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National Museum of Fine Arts Havana

National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana was conceived, by the principal engineer Alfonso Rodríguez Pichardo, according to the latest trends art museums of the époque, conservation and restoration of the era and considered one of the best museums in the western hemisphere. The 3 stories are communicated by stairs, ramps, elevators, and are distributed around […]

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Floridita Restaurant Old Havana

The former owner of Floridita Restaurant Old Havana was Constantino Ribalaigua – Constante – opened a small time grocery store named “The Silver Pineapple” mainly for the sale sweets and ice cream but around 1898 and 1902 the name changed due to the visit of many U.S. marines. From that moment on it received the name […]

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La Manzana de Gómez | Gomez Big Apple

La Manzana de Gómez building was finished in 1917 and it was named after its original owner Andres Gomez Mena, one of the richest Cuban sugar magnates of the day. Its is a unique exception of the Cuban architecture because it was designed as a high rise to use like offices and business headquarters. The main floor […]

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Bacardi building Old Havana

The most opulent exponent of Cuban Art Deco, the Bacardi building is located in the limit of Historical Center and was constructed to house the headquarters of The Bacardi Rum Co. At the times of its inauguration it was the country´s tallest structure. The façade is dressed in red granite and on the top there […]

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Asturian Center | Centro Asturiano

The Asturian Center was inaugurated in its new headquarters in eclectic style in 1927. The building incorporates four towers and equal number of floors distinguish it. Beautiful geometric combinations made with imported marbles, drawings and sculptures of natural size , the principal stair and the ceiling painters of the great saloon, that were conceived by Mariano […]

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Galician Centre | Grand Theatre | Gran Teatro

The Belgian architect Paul Belau began the construction in 1838 and was inaugurated in 1914. Previously its name was Tacón Theater, in honor to the General Captain Miguel Tacón. It was one of the most sumptuous to the Americas. Famous artists acting in this scenery like Fanny Elssler and Sarah Bernhardt. The Galician Social Club […]

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Partagas Cigar Factory Old Havana

The legendary Partagas Factory is one of the oldest of Havana brands located in downtown Havana behind The Capitol. The Partagas Royal Cigar Factory, founded in 1845 by the Spaniard Jaime Partagas, still produce different cigar brands. For instance, it´s specializes in full-bodies cigars, producing six grands including Bolivar, Ramon Allones, Gloria Cubana and, of […]

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