In case you were wondering, that huge Stalinist obelisk that dominates the skyline halfway down Av Quinta is the Russian (formerly...
Fundación Naturaleza y El Hombre
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Iglesia Jesús de Miramar
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Lonely Planet review
Founded in 1960, the national aquarium is a Havana institution that gets legions of annual visitors, particularly since its 2002 revamp. Despite its rather scruffy appearance, this place leaves most other Cuban acuarios (aquatic centers) in the shade (which isn't saying much). Miami it certainly isn't.
Saltwater fish are the specialty, but there are also sea lions, dolphins and running-around room for kids. Dolphin performances are almost hourly from 11am, with the final show at 9pm; admission price includes the show.