Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci
To the side of the Palacio de Gobierno on Churruca is the Coche Mambí, a 1900 train car built in the US and brought to Cuba in 1912. Put...
Museo de Arte Religioso
Plaza de San Francisco's southern side is dominated by the impressive Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís. Constructed in 1608...
Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís
Originally constructed in 1608 and rebuilt in baroque style from 1719 to 1738, this church/convent ceased to have a religious function...
Basílica Menor de San Francisco de Asís
Plaza de San Francisco de Asís' glorious church, which dates from 1738, has been reincarnated as a 21st-century museum and concert hall....
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Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci information
A permanent exposition in the Convento de San Francisco de Asís' Salón Blanco (use separate entrance on the church’s south side behind the Coche Mambí) that has cleverly built mock-ups of many of Leonardo’s famous drawings – gliders, odometers, bikes, parachutes and tanks – the antecedents to pretty much half the inventions in the modern world.
It’s beautifully laid out with explanations in six languages, including Russian.