Fuente de la India
Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba
A museum that provides a worthwhile overview of the Santería religion, the saints and their powers, although some travelers have...
Parque de la Fraternidad
Leafy Parque de la Fraternidad was established in 1892 to commemorate the fourth centenary of the Spanish landing in the Americas. A few...
The incomparable Capitolio Nacional is Havana's most ambitious and grandiose building, constructed after the post-WWI sugar boom ('Dance...
A boxing club directly opposite the Capitolio, which usually hosts matches on Friday at 7pm.
An open secret opposite the Capitolio, but easy to miss (look out for the queue), Los Nardos is a semi-private restaurant operated by...
Paseo de Martí · interesting places nearby
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Don’t miss this white Carrara marble fountain, carved by Giuseppe Gaggini in 1837 for the Count of Villanueva, situated on a traffic island in front of Hotel Saratoga. It portrays a regal indigenous woman adorned with a crown of eagle’s feathers and seated on a throne surrounded by four gargoylesque dolphins.
In one hand she holds a horn-shaped basket filled with fruit, in the other, a shield bearing the city’s coat of arms – a golden key between two mountains, a sun above the sea, three stripes emblazoned on a white background, and a royal palm.