Quinta de los Molinos

Gardens in Vedado

The former stately residence of Independence War general Máximo Gómez, the Quinta sits amid lush grounds that have been managed as botanical gardens since 1839. While the former Gómez residence is currently closed, the grounds have recently reopened as a botanical garden with 160 tree species, 40 bird species and the tiny colorful polymita snails that are endemic to Cuba. There's also a butterfly enclosure, the first of its type in the country. Guided visits only.