Historical Museum of Sciences Carlos J. Finlay Museums, Havana . Cuba
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Historical Museum of Sciences Carlos J. Finlay
Its building has been declared National Monument. From 1868, it housed the Real Academia de las Ciencias Médicas, Físicas y Naturales de La Habana and from 1874, it has housed the oldest museum in Cuba. The visit provides a panorama of sciences in Cuba and internationally. Its library treasures about 100 000 volumes. The museum also houses a reproduction of a pharmacy of the 19 th century.
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Historical Museum of Sciences Carlos J. Finlay 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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Museum of Sciences Carlos J. Finlay
The Academy of Natural, Physical and Medical Sciences of Havana settled in this location in 1861, just where the wise Cuban doctor announced the world in 1881 he had discovered the vector that transmitted the yellow fever. In 1923 a group called “the 13” gathered there for rallies. The rooms of the museum portrait a general overview of science in Cuba, the history of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Havana, and the involvement of medical professionals in the independence wars. General background of the development of science in Cuba. Summary of international sciences. Pharmacy development in Cuba in the 19th century. Library with more than 95 000 books. Historical archive.
“Finlay, Einstein and the mosquitoes ”
As many other places, spots and corners in ol havana this one has also its attractions. A plate in the entrance recall us that Albert Einstein visited it in 1930 and he offered a brief lecture to the small but very well prepared scientific cuban comunity on those years. Nowadays the museum gathers belongings, manuscripts, tools and instruments of Carlos... More
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