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Miniature Havana (Maqueta de la Habana)

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Address: Calle 28 | Between Avenidas 1 and 3, Miramar, Havana, Cuba

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Tiny Replica of the City of Havana

The attention to detail of this scale model of Havana was incredible. Apparently it took over a decade to assemble the miniature out of Habano cigar boxes, cardboard, sponge... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Princeton, New Jersey
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151 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I agree with some of the reviews below: not a destination, but well worth a look if you are in the area. If I recall correctly, there are over 3,000 buildings here, each faithfully represented in painstaking detail.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were wandering about when we came across this small museum, not in our guide book. A staff member, Jorge, came out to explain that there was a scale replica of the city inside, and also that there was a viewing balcony, and recommended we come back in time for the sunset. We did, and it was a fun visit,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Hidden in suburbia this scale replica of the city is truly a labour of love and art. Not a destination but if near by stop and look.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

The attention to detail of this scale model of Havana was incredible. Apparently it took over a decade to assemble the miniature out of Habano cigar boxes, cardboard, sponge, plastic and sand. Locals can visit and with binoculars try and find landmarks or their own residences. We were fortunate that we had our guide Jesse from Havana Journeys with us... More 

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Lakeland, FL
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We didn't have a professional guide like another reviewer; one of the workers at the attraction came in and spoke for a few minutes, basically pointing out a few landmarks like the various squares and the cathedral. Without more knowledge of the city, this attraction didn't mean much to me; it was interesting for its detail, but I couldn't really... More 

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Thank floridalibn
Havana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

this is the 2 miniature city, and the people there are always working to extent it, you can see a lot of details.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was a family project that took its members several years to complete. It is a to-scale re-creation of the city. I read that it was "dusty" and needed work, but I didn't see that at all. They have a laser pointer available for help in locating different places. You can walk around three sides of it, which will give... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Very interesting model of the entire city. Great for viewing everything from above. Also some interesting maps around the walls. There are free to use telescope around the room to view everything in detail. Think is meant to be 3 CUCs for entry and 2 CUCs for taking photos but my group of four were charged nothing and a guide... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This project was begun in the late 1980's and it has not been thoroughly completed yet since Havana is a big city (400 square miles). This model is a must for those wanting to understand the layout and growth of the city since it was founded on the present site in 1519!

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

The model of old town Havana is definitely worth a visit. It represents the old, historic part of town. We were told that the model is quite accurate, down to the correct color on the buildings. It gives you a good feel for the layout of the city. They even have a short light show, as the overhead lights dim,... More 

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