Edificio López Serrano


Tucked away behind the US Interests Section is this art deco tower, which looks like the Empire State Building with the bottom 70 floors chopped off. One of Havana's first rascacielos (skyscrapers) when it was built in 1932, the López Serrano building now houses apartments.

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1. US Embassy

0.12 MILES

Arguably the world's most famous US embassy, this modernist seven-story building on the Malecón with its high security fencing first opened in 1953, but…

2. Edificio Focsa

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Unmissable on the Havana skyline, the modernist Edificio Focsa was built between 1954 and 1956 in a record 28 months using pioneering computer technology…

3. Gran Synagoga Bet Shalom

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Cuba has three synagogues, serving a Jewish population of approximately 1500. The main community center and library are located here, where the friendly…

4. Monumento a las Víctimas del Maine

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West beyond the Hotel Nacional is a monument (1926) to the 266 American marines who were killed when the battleship USS Maine blew up mysteriously in…

5. Museo de la Danza

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Essentially a homage to Cuban ballet, this well-laid-out exhibition space in an eclectic Vedado mansion displays objects from Cuba's rich dance history…

6. Av de los Presidentes


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7. Hotel Nacional

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8. Hotel Habana Libre

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This classic modernist hotel – the former Havana Hilton – was commandeered by Fidel Castro's revolutionaries in 1959 just nine months after it had opened,…