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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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  • University is founded in 1728 is an important research University as a stage for the Cuban revolution. Close to Revolution Square, is within walking distance from this hotel group. I think it is nice stroll through the campus if you have time, even just the atmosphere of the stairs before 10 minutes, in the.
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  • We spent a good half hour walking this campus on a beautiful sunny day last week. The buildings and grounds are very well-kept. Within walking distance of the malecon. Worth a visit!  more »
  • Visited for show, walking through Vedado. Because the history of this place was unfamiliar sought cursory inspection.
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