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University of Havana, Havana

Categories: Tourist Spots, Educational Sites
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4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Explore the grounds of the grand and storied University of Havana, an educational campus in the downtown area. Climb up the steps to gain good views looking back at the city, and to closer inspect the fine architecture of the campus itself. Admire the neo-classical architecture, built in 1902, and the bronze Alma Mater statue created by artist Mario Korbel in 1919. Established in 1728, the institution was originally tied to the papal authority, but was secularized in 1842. A place of anti-government protest during the Cuban Revolution, the university was closed in 1956 before being reopened when Fidel Castro—an alumnus of the law school—seized power in 1962. With our custom trip planner, Havana attractions like University of Havana can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Fidel Castro himself studied here ..! So do a couple pics and visit the site where Fidel Castro himself studied!
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  • Our large tour group had a student who guided us through the campus to explain the purpose of the many buildings. Without the tour guide explanations, it would have just been a nice walk around a pret...  read more »
  • I liked to visit the different rooms of the University and know that it is a place where many Cubans spend their days, their years, hoping to find a path of mental liberation.
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