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University of Havana, Havana

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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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  • 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....  more »
  • I had the opportunity to visit this site the day after the death of Fidel Castro. I attended a student Memorial for their Commander. A crowd of students involved and touched. Unforgettable moment in history
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  • No doubt the University is the germ of knowledge from this village whose greatest wealth is its education. Casually on the street we have two university professors, from different disciplines, who joined us on the road and showed us inside. Full of stories and details, they made that travel us very interesting. We visited classrooms, lounges, patios, sculptures and various buildings of this beautiful and valuable site. It was a very interesting and different experience without a doubt!
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