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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  • Visiting the University for the first time and being engaged in challenging and invigorating conversation with young Cuban students, plus an impromptu tour of the hidden landmarks and history, was...  more »
  • Like whole Habana. All is like a time warp. Also this old building of the university of Havana. We didn't went inside but enjoyed looking outside  more »

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