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University of Havana, Havana

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Tourist Spot Educational Site
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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  • Large buildings are excellently preserved, clean with large gardens. I liked to see that they care much for education, to maintain a good place for culture.
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  • We have to walk from the Center, with lots of history and the Green is a beautiful campus. As friendly spoke in English, saying Havana University student who is a scam, to cancel. Crafted souvenirs (cigars, rum and coffee) or are bought by the expensive price tag, will be taken in the bar.
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  • A small University, which may be toured on foot, strolling by all facilities, gardens, you will find within it, unimaginable stations. I am a fan of visit the cities that I visit and this was no exception and I not disappointed. I think that it is a complex that encourages study (I think that why they say that I am a Nerd haha). Mexican I am proud of having found the bust of Don Benito Juárez García, thank you for this.
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