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University of Havana

Calles L and 27, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8793488
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The University has a big campus. We took pictures on the steps halfway up. It was so many steps... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Wonderful Building...

This is a striking building and a fitting centre piece to the area. Very busy during the day as... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Noel W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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+53 7 8793488
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The University has a big campus. We took pictures on the steps halfway up. It was so many steps but had beautiful architecture.

Thank Peach4ice
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a striking building and a fitting centre piece to the area. Very busy during the day as students hurry to and fro to their classes....

Thank Noel W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We arrived in cuba just a few days before the death of fidel castro and visited the university before and after his death. It is one of the most important places regarding the cuban revolution. A lot of history inside!

Thank KevinDelToro
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is not necessarily a destination, but the beautiful Art Deco buildings make it a beautiful place for photos and the shade make it a good respite from the heat.

Thank freeandgoing
Reviewed 31 March 2017

was not sure if school was not in session, but it was very quiet. Cool buildings, but some are rundown or abandoned. Alma Mater statue is cool and has neat view of Havana

Thank AmandaP351
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Just take a minute to look at the surrounding architecture and the purpose for this location. It makes sense and worth the trip.

Thank MrRitmo
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful place and nice architecture. It looks like other universities in Latin-America, but it is a must-see place when going to Havana.

Thank Patricianeid
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As you approach the entrance to the University of Havana, you have the many steps to walk up to the campus. Interesting history, as Fidel Castro was a law student here in 1945 and it was here that he entered the world of political activism.

Thank lqdassets
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Covers a large area, didn`t get to go inside but external view was impressive. Also passed by a very large, fairly modern building which our tour guide advised was student accommodation. Very much improved on much of accommodation around this amazing city.

1  Thank welshone03
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We walked the many steps to the top, the view is down to the waterfront. While walking, we met a history professor and he gave us a short private tour of historical areas of the interior. Stunning views, architecture and history.

Thank Shayna C
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Too bad I didn't read this before falling for a similar scam. We were invited to see the room where Fidel studied at the U of H but didn't have time and had to decline, but the following day we were invited by another couple to see the tavern where Fidel and his fellow revolutionaries planned the revolution while they were students. (It looked ever so slightly like your bar.) They insisted that we try the "famous" drink called the negrón; we said that it was too early for us to start drinking but of course this was a non-alcoholic drink that was very "refrescante." They both chattered on passionately about the revolution, etc., and when I asked for the bill it was 20 pesos for four sodas. I assumed that it was 20 CUP, but the server very imperiously corrected me and said it was 20 CUC. I paid since we'd already drunk the sodas and told the couple "now we understand--good-bye." It was a pretty minor league scam--an awful lot of trouble to go to for their share of the 20 CUC. I almost felt bad for them.
16 February 2017|
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Anyone taken the Spanish classes offered to non-Cubans at the University?
30 June 2016|
Response from Jacqueline F | Reviewed this property |
No sorry. Just there as a tourist
Hi, looking for a place that gives percussion workshops. My husband and son are interested in doing this somewhere in Havana.
29 June 2016|
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Response from maria m | Reviewed this property |
Check with the Cuban Embassy in Canada, their cCultural Officer will point you in the right direction.