Palacio del Segundo Cabo

Historic Building in Habana Vieja

Wedged into Plaza de Armas' northwest corner, this beautiful baroque building was constructed in 1772 as the headquarters of the Spanish vice-governor. After several reincarnations as a post office, the palace of the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the National Academy of Arts and Letters, the building reopened in 2014 as a multifarious museum dedicated to Cuban-European cultural relations. An exposé on art nouveau architecture inhabited the ground floor at the time of research.