Casa de Asia

Habana Vieja

Casa de Asia exhibits a minor cache of paintings and sculpture from China and Japan.

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Nearby Habana Vieja attractions

1. Calle Mercaderes

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Cobbled, car-free Calle Mercaderes (Merchant's Street) has been extensively restored by the Office of the City Historian and is an almost complete replica…

2. Maqueta de La Habana Vieja

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Herein lies a 1:500 scale model of Habana Vieja, complete with an authentic soundtrack meant to replicate a day in the life of the city. It's incredibly…

3. Museo de Pintura Mural

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A simple museum that exhibits some beautifully restored original frescoes in the Casa del Mayorazgo de Recio, popularly considered to be Havana's oldest…

4. Casa de México Benito Juárez

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The Casa de México Benito Juárez exhibits Mexican folk art and plenty of books but not a lot on Juárez (Mexico’s first indigenous president) himself.

5. Statue of Simón Bolívar

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The corner of Mercaderes and Obrapía has an international flavor, with a bronze statue of Simón Bolívar, the Latin America liberator, in a small park.

6. Casa de la Obra Pía

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One of the more muscular sights around Calle Mercaderes is this typical Havana aristocratic residence, constructed around 1648 and rebuilt in 1780…

7. Armería 9 de Abril

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An old gun shop (now museum) stormed by revolutionaries on the said date in 1958. Mercifully, the armaments are no longer for sale.

8. Casa Oswaldo Guayasamín

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Casa Oswaldo Guayasamín is an old studio and now a museum for the work of the great Ecuadorian artist, who painted Fidel Castro in numerous poses. The…