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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  • October 2, 2017
    We visited the University of step, but it seems very poorly maintained. Lack of maintenance, as usual in Cuba. Right next to the University they have that they killed an opponent in the revolution
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  • October 1, 2017
    When we were there for 2nd time in Havana, I decided to make this trip that I was pending last time. I mean to explore and appreciate the building architecture of this University and its staircases. Period of recess being not could access more than this. Another interesting and binding point to include inside the cititour habanero.
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  • September 19, 2017
    With the oldest university in Cuba, was founded in 1728, seems to be a Central University. 60000 people and because the number of students are surprises. Main entrance to wide, sweeping staircase was impressive.
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