8 Sights in Havana, Cuba (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Havana, Cuba. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Havana, Cuba.

List of cities in Cuba Sightseeing Tours in Havana

1. Tres Reyes del Morro's Castle

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Morro Castle or Castle of the Three Magi Kings of Morro, named after the three biblical Magi, is a fortress guarding the entrance to the Havana harbor. The design is by the Italian engineer Battista Antonelli (1547–1616). Originally under the control of Spain, the fortress was captured by the British in 1762, returned to Spain under the Treaty of Paris (1763) a year later. The Morro Castle was the main defense in the Havana harbor until La Cabaña was completed 1774.

Wikipedia: Morro Castle (Havana) (EN)

2. Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asís

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The Basílica Menor of San Francisco de Asís is a Franciscan convent in the district of Old Havana, Cuba. Its construction began in 1548 and lasted until 1591, although it was inaugurated in 1575, it was badly damaged by storms in 1680 and 1692, and by a hurricane that broke down its tower in 1694. Started in its current form in 1716, it was completely completed almost 200 years later, with a series of structural reforms from 1731 to 1738.

Wikipedia: Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis (EN)

3. José Martí Memorial

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The José Martí Memorial is a memorial to José Martí, a national hero of Cuba, located on the northern side of the Plaza de la Revolución in the Vedado area of Havana. It consists of a star-shaped tower, a statue of Martí surrounded by six columns, and gardens. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world.

Wikipedia: José Martí Memorial (EN)

4. Monumento al Soldado Soviético Desconocido

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The Lourdes SIGINT facility, located near Havana, Cuba, was the largest facility of its kind operated by Russian foreign intelligence services outside of Russia. Located less than 150 km (93 mi) from Key West, the facility covered 73 km2 (28 sq mi). Construction began in July 1962.

Wikipedia: Lourdes SIGINT station (EN)

5. Theater Karl Marx

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The Karl Marx Theatre is a theatre in Havana, Cuba. It was originally known as the Teatro Blanquita, owned and built by Alfredo Hornedo, renamed to the Teatro Charles Chaplin following the Cuban Revolution of 1959, and finally received its current name in 1975.

Wikipedia: Karl Marx Theatre (EN)

6. National Aquarium

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National Aquarium Patrick Nouhailler / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Acuario Nacional de Cuba is an aquarium in Havana, Cuba established in 1960 to focus on "research and environmental education". Displays include those of coral and other tropical species, as well as a dolphinarium and sea lion shows.

Wikipedia: Acuario Nacional de Cuba (EN), Website

7. Cristo de La Habana

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The Christ of Havana is a large sculpture representing Jesus of Nazareth, on a hilltop overlooking the bay in Havana, Cuba. It is the work of the Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera, who won the commission for it in 1953.

Wikipedia: Christ of Havana (EN)

8. Hemingway House Havana

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Hemingway House Havana Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK / CC BY 2.0

Finca Vigía is a house in San Francisco de Paula Ward in Havana, Cuba which was once the residence of Ernest Hemingway. Like Hemingway's Key West home, it is now a museum. The building was constructed in 1886.

Wikipedia: Finca Vigía (EN), Website


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