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  • Architecture: Focsa Building

    Focsa Building

    • Destination: Havana
    • Open: Daily
    • Address: calle 17, esq. O. Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
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  • Description

    The Edificio Focsa (1956) represents Havana's booming economy and foreign influence at the time. This 35-storey complex was conceived and based on Corbusian ideas of a self-contained city within a city. It contained 400 apartments, garages, a school and restaurant on the top floor. This was the tallest concrete structure in the world at the time and the ultimate symbol of luxury.

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  • Airports next to Focsa Building
  • Havana Airport

    José Martí International Airport (IATA: HAV, ICAO: MUHA), sometimes known by its former name Rancho-Boyeros Airport, is located 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Havana, Cuba, and is a hub for Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota, and Aero Caribbean, and former Latin American hub for Aeroflot Soviet Airlines.[2] It is Cuba's main international and domestic gateway, and serves several million passengers each year. The airport lies in the municipality of Boyeros and connects Havana with the rest of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Europe, and one destination in Africa. It is named in memory of patriot and poet José Martí. In the 1960s the airport was bombed by B-26 aircraft from Brigade 2506, a CIA-sponsored group of Cuban exiles attempting to liberate Cuba from Fidel Castro. Cubans are not allowed to own aircraft or use the airport for either private or commercial flight. Only government-owned aircraft are allowed to use the facilities. There are currently four passenger terminals in use at the airport, plus a freight terminal.[3] Terminal 1 is used primarily for domestic flights. Terminal 2 opened in 1988, primarily for charter flights to the United States. Ten years later on April 27, 1998, the International Terminal 3 was opened by Canada's then-Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, and former Cuban president, Fidel Castro. International Terminal 3 offers many modern facilities and jetways that the former international Terminal 1 did not provide. Terminal 5 is operated by Aerocaribbean. Today, Copa Airlines is the foreign airline with most flights to the airport, operating 34 flights a week (roughly 5 daily flights) from Panama City, Panama, and Bogota, Colombia. The airport is operated by Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos (ECASA).

  • Playa Baracoa Airport

    Playa Baracoa Airport serves domestic flights scheduled by the local airline Aerogaviota and is situated about 28 km west of Havana, in the village of Playa Baracoa, (Province Artemisa).

  • Car Rental offices next to Focsa Building Architecture
  • Car Rental office Edificio FOCSA

    Calle L entre 17 y 19 Vedado Plaza de la Revolucion
    78355481 0m

    Car Rental office Tangana

    Calle Malecon y Linea, Vedado. La Habana
    8364766 185m

    Car Rental office Linea y Malecon

    Ave Linea y Malecon, Vedado. La Habana
    8367788 196m

    Car Rental office Hotel Capri

    Calle 21, esq N, Vedado, La Habana
    8369797 203m

    Car Rental office Hotel Nacional

    Calle 21 y O, Vedado. La Habana
    8365410 360m

  • Gas stations next to Focsa Building Architecture
  • L y 17

    L y 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334587 140m

    Guanabo

    Vía Blanca No. 46005 y 462, Intermitente de Guanabo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 964093/964094 140m

    La Rampa

    Calle 23 e Infanta, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8731480/873148 593m

    Tángana

    Malecón y 13. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334588 1km 269m

    Riviera

    Paseo y Malecon. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333027 1km 831m

    17 y 12

    Calle 12 esq. a 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8339238/8333272 2km 350m

    El Tunel

    Calle 2 No. 518 e/ 5ta. B y 7ma. B, Miramar, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2041906/2047470 3km 375m

    Ayestarán

    Ayestarán y Ave. de Rancho Boyeros. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 666051 3km 646m

    31 y 18

    Ave. 31 y 18, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040520 4km 178m

    Santa Catalina

    Santa Catalina y Vento. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 335531 5km 136m

  • Restaurants next to Focsa Building Architecture
  • Emperador

    Calle 17 e/ M y N, Edificio Focsa, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (53 7) 832-4998 15m

    La Torre

    Calle 17 esq. a M, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8364767 15m

    El Conejito

    Calle M esq. a 17, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8324671 64m

    La Casona de 17

    Calle 17 No. 60 e/ M y N, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8383136 85m

    Gato Tuerto

    Calle O esq. a 19. Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8360212 182m

    La Roca

    Calle N e/ 17 y 19, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2711435 213m

    Monseigneur

    Calle O No. 122 esq. a 21, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8329884 289m

    La Carreta

    Calle 21 esq. a K, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8324485 353m

    Copellia

    Corner of Calles 23 & L Havana Vedado Cuba
    +53 7 832 6184 368m

    Comedor Aguiar Restaurant

    National Hotel of Cuba, Havana City. Cuba
    392m

  • Automatic Cash next to Focsa Building Architecture
  • 0011

    Calle 17 e/ M y N, FOCSA. Havana City
    0m

    0014

    Línea No. 705 e/ Paseo y A. Havana City
    1km 725m

    0073

    Calle 1ra. No. 40 e/ 0 y 2, CIMEX
    3km 403m

    0115

    Calle 70 e/ 1ra. y 3ra., Hotel LTI Panorama. Havana City
    6km 629m

    0030

    Ave. 3ra. e/ 78 y 80. Havana City
    7km 038m

    0067

    Calle 16 No. 306 e/ 3ra. y 5ta.. Havana City
    7km 038m

    0183

    Calle 16 No. 310 e/ 3ra. y 5ta. Havana City
    7km 038m

    0160

    Calle 17 No. 8215 e/ 82 y 84. Havana City
    7km 190m

    0031

    5ta. Ave. esq. a 112. Havana City
    8km 418m

  • Currency Exchange next to Focsa Building Architecture
  • Hotel Vedado

    Calle O e/ 23 y 21. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    562m

    Hotel Nacional

    Calle O y 21. Havana City
    (537) 8733564 1km 871m

    Hotel Cohiba

    Calle Paseo e/ 1ra. y 3ra. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 877m

    Hotel Riviera

    Calle Paseo esq. a Malecón. Havana City
    (537) 662185 1km 965m

    Hotel Deauville

    Calle Galiano esq. a Malecón. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    2km 139m

    Hotel Sevilla

    Paseo del Prado esq. a Refugio. Havana City
    (537) 8639030 2km 675m

    Hotel Parque Central

    Paseo del Prado e/ Neptuno y Virtudes. Havana City
    2km 680m

    Agromercado 15 y 24

    Calle 15 y 24, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333915 3km 044m

    Kasalta

    Ave. 5ta.B esq. a calle 2. Havana City. Cuba
    3km 377m

    Lonja del Comercio

    Calle Oficios esq. a Baratillo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 669628 3km 685m

  • Clinics next to Focsa Building Architecture
  • Retinosis Pigmentaria Centro Internacional Camilo Cienfuegos

    Calle L No. 151 e/ Linea y 13, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8333886 265m

    Hermanos Ameijeiras

    San Lazaro No. 701 e/ Belascoain y Marquez Gonzalez. Centro Haban
    (537) 8761000 1km 405m

    Instituto Cardiovascular

    Calle 17 esq. a Paseo, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8382652-53 1km 561m

    SPA Hotel Riviera

    Malecón y Paseo, Vedado . Havana City
    (537) 8368756 1km 965m

    Sucursal Servicios Médicos Internacionales

    Calle 18 No. 4304 e/ 43 y 47, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2040114 3km 914m

    Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria

    Calle 18 esq. a 43. Playa. Havana City. Cuba
    3km 930m

    Cira Garcia, Clinica Central

    Calle 20 No. 4101 esq. a 41. Playa . Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040331 4km 027m

    Ramon Pando Ferrer, Hospital

    Calle 76 No. 3104. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2654800 6km 872m

    Comodoro, SPA Club

    Ave 1ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2045049 7km 211m

    Orthopedic Hospital Frank Pais

    Ave. 51 No. 19603 e/ 196 y 200. Havana City, Cuba
    (537) 2627022 ext. 478 10km 809m

  • Drugstores next to Focsa Building Architecture
  • International Drugstore Hotel Habana Libre

    Calle 23 esq. a L , Vedado. Havana City
    (5348) 8319538 447m

    International Drugstore Hotel Sevilla

    Calle Prado esq. a Trocadero. Havana City
    (5348) 8615703 2km 675m

    International Drugstore 41 y 20

    Ave. 41 esq. a 20, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2069985 4km 080m

    International Drugstore Casa Bella

    7ma. Ave. y 22 No. 2603. Havana City
    (537) 2047980 4km 485m

    International Drugstore Miramar Centro de Negocios

    Ave 3ra. y 82, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2044515 7km 030m

    International Drugstore SPA Comodoro

    Ave 3ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049385 7km 211m

  • Focsa Building is located in Havana
  • Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.

    The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.

    The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.

    Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.

    Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.

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    • birdsofafeather1
      psdunner
      Review about Focsa Building Architecture
      Awfull Poor

      “Look at it from the bus or in passing ”
      An architecturally undistinguished high ris from the 50s. Now it is a mix of residential and commercial, TV studios and generally not pretty. Not worth a special trip unless you pass by on the bus.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Kate O
      Review about Focsa Building Architecture
      Awfull Poor

      “terrific view, and that's all... ”
      The 33rd floor gives you a fair look from the Vedado end of town, but the food is overpriced and definitely not value for money, the area is not clean, and the Victorian dresses on the chairs gives the place a tired, kitsch look. Better to just have a drink at the bar!

    • birdsofafeather1
      RobinThom
      Review about Focsa Building Architecture
      Awfull Very good

      “El Torre or La Torre. ”
      The restaurant and bar share a private elevator with an entrance on Calle 17 (see photo). Use this one, not the elevators that service the main building. At 36 floors, it is the tallest building in Havana. You can buy a $2.50 beer and admire the view from the bar.

    • birdsofafeather1
      ChristopherGrayNYC
      Review about Focsa Building Architecture
      Awfull Very good

      “Sure, be a tourist .... ”
      ....but it is neat, panoramic view. Absolutely cool. I don't know anything about food, lunch was ... OK. But I am not into food, maybe it's great. But ... the view. Wow. Christopher Gray, New York

    • birdsofafeather1
      kittravels
      Review about Focsa Building Architecture
      Awfull Excellent

      “A must-see excursion to experience awesome views of Havana ”
      Over the past 14 years I've made 11 trips to Havana (my favorite city in the world), but I mostly passed by the Focsa building without giving it a second thought. Though physically imposing from a distance, the building appears run-down at the street level, and it's not an easy place to comprehend as you walk around the perimeter and... More 

    • birdsofafeather1
      saprykin
      Review about Focsa Building Architecture
      Awfull Excellent

      “Mmm.. Lobsters! ”
      Do not miss the La Torre restaurant on the top of the building. There is a private elevator right into it. Take the lobsters with cheese cooked by French chief - they the most awesome on Cuba! The cocktails are also great.

    • birdsofafeather1
      moineauQc
      Review about Focsa Building Architecture
      Awfull Excellent

      “a must to do ”
      go there just for a drink or 2 the view is incredible ,you can eat there also and its not too expensive for the view of this place