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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  • We do when we are in Havana there, a trip to this small park to find our peace. Great trees and you can watch the building also located there.
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  • Beautiful building where it is formed to the University... .impresiona be inside and take part in a master class.
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  • Go, walk it, talk to students and professors... wow! The architecture is amazing as is the level of education in this great country.  more »

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