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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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  • Beautiful building. From the top of the steps we have a point of view on the city and beautiful gardens to the rear. He his probably find someone ' student who will offer you a visit... which, in turn, has no great interest.
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  • A staircase of awesome magnitude is the access to the University headed by the sculpture of the alma mater
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  • Once conceived as the greatest educational center, now the University, and it occupies a huge area (a few blocks) come at the perfect desolation. Educational buildings in colonial-style campuses for students, sports fields, swimming pool, and everything else in a State of disrepair. And sorry!
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