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. Make University of Havana a part of your Havana vacation plans using our Havana vacation planning app .
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  • one of the things that is admired is the importance to quality education, this is one of the great challenges of the rest of the countries... start building professionals to get involved in society regardless of economic benefits...!
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  • The building itself is very striking and has a rich history. The courtyard inside provides a nice shaded area to shelter from the sun. However do be wary of anyone that approaches you whilst looking a...  more »
  • They very kindly invited us to visit them when they saw that we showed interested in map of income. It is a beautiful, large, full of vegetation, land well maintained, clean and tidy. Ideal for study
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