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University of Havana

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Address: Calles L and 27, Havana, Cuba
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A place full of History

In 1994, the first time I went back to Cuba after a 32 year absence, I rented an apartment only a block from the University steps featured in the photo. I go there everytime I am... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1994, the first time I went back to Cuba after a 32 year absence, I rented an apartment only a block from the University steps featured in the photo. I go there everytime I am in Havana and did so last November (2016). Located right downtown, 1 block from the Habana Libre Hotel, the University of Havana is an... More 

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Eugene
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of local color, students going to school, some ornate buildings and open spaces. Worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

check out the beautiful and historic University of Havana campus. Great views and a great location to go either into Vedado or Central Havana.

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San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't go in, but I climbed the steps and sat on it. This is where many important events took place in Cuba, especially political events. Take a moment there and reflect the Cuban history, and enjoy the people coming and going is a real pleasure.

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Salamanca, España
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My hotel was just in front of this building and it was impressive to have breakfast looking at its façade. It has just a serene beauty of neoclassical lines. Please be aware that all buildings are closed on weekends, so you have to visit them on weekdays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The university of Havana is an impressive building where students study for free the steps are nice .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The oldest of Cuba’s 60 universities, and one of the oldest in Latin America, the Universidad de la Habana (University of Havana) was founded in 1721 by Pope Innocent XIII and King Philip V of Spain, originally being housed in 1728 in the Dominican convent of Santo Domingo in the Old Town. No doubt looking to expand, it moved in... More 

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Ciudad de la Habana Province, Cuba
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

In case you feel like a connection to the place and understand a bit its possible to have a formal visit by making a contact with Nestor who is in charge of this .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you go on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour you pass by and it is definitely worth a visit. Buildings are most impressive but a lot of them are in desperate need of repair!

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were on a People to People tour through our University, so we had the opportunity to tour through the campus. What beautiful buildings! Also, not many students texting or using cell phones! Quite different from the U.S.

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