Parque Zoológico Nacional
The stables in the northwestern corner of Parque Lenin are run by environmental agency, Flora y Fauna. At the time of writing they were...
Club de Golf la Habana
A curiosity as much as a place to swing a nine-iron, this golf club lies between Vedado and the airport and is one of only two in Cuba....
The main things to see in the park are south of the lake, including the Galería de Arte Amelia Peláez . Up the hill there's a dramatic...
Once celebrated for its architecture (a modernist structure incorporating the ruins of a sugar mill), Las Ruinas is now, like much else...
Parque Zoológico Nacional information
Let's face it: you don't come to Cuba to see elephants and lions, do you? The Special Period was particularly tough on the island's zoo animals, and a visit to this park on Av Zoo-Lenin in Boyeros, 2km west of the Parque Lenin riding school, only bears out this fact.
Though the zoo grounds are extensive and some fauna such as rhinos and hippos roam relatively free, the park is hardly the Serengeti, and many of the animals languish in cramped cages. A trolley bus tours the grounds all day (included in admission price).