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Miramar Interesting Places, Havana . Cuba

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  • Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
  • Destination: Havana
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Miramar lies further west along the coast, and retains its exclusive feel. Foreign embassies, diplomatic residences, upscale shops, and tourist facilities for wealthy foreigners are common in the area. But also old beautiful colonial but almost colapsing houses.

Mapa de Miramar

Miramar 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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Review about Interesting Places: Miramar
Average ac1189

“Havana not as safe as we think to be held at gunpoint !! ”
This review is by no means a put down on the city of Havana but I find it important to let others know who ever visits the city that to be cautious especially at night that is ,when walking around either alone or with someone that there are some bad Cubans who will try to rob you if the occasion... More 

Average sharonobono

“Just if you need to kill some time ”
i got there with the hip hop buses some houses are nice ,were the rich cuban before the revolution lived and were you can find nice building of embassy,the beach is very a verge not well kept as old Havana,its another night center in Havana though its far from other places and so the taxis wil cost you alot ,vetter... More 

Very good alohatripper

“Eery monolith is Russian embassy ”
Mar 22 In Miramar where the affluent lived but fled to Miami in many cases, is the strangest structure, the Russian embassy. It is easily seen from anywhere in Miramar. It is an imposing hunk of concrete with antennae poking over the arm-like extensions. Clearly it is out-of-place among the lovely casas and manicured lawns.

Very good Brock B

“Where the money is...... ”
Well worth a trip in one of the many vintage American cars that double up as taxis. Lots of lovely old buildings to look at and a number of them have now been taken over by European businesses as their base in Cuba. There are a few good restaurants in the area and a walk after lunch is a must.

Very good Kim S

“Miramar ”
5th Avenue is an interesting/scenic drive lined with various embassies

Excellent Flavia V

“Gorgeous ”
This town is surrounded by hotels and night life! Walk or skate or ride a bike down 5ta Avenida (5th Avenue). It is lovely in the afternoon weather! You will not regret it. There are many supermarkets and landmarks. You can also see the different embassies along the firth avenue :)

Excellent Amtabora

“Surprisingly excellent for what we expected... ”
Nicely located, very good food options, offers money exchange right next to lobby, clean and comfortable beds.

Excellent AMB&JAS

“My own journey back in time ”
As a third-year law student, I visited La Habana in January of 1986, to participate in a two-week, legal studies program for US law students at the law school of the University of La Habana. My wife and I visited Cuba May 13-20, 2012, on a people-to-people tour. It was my first visit since 1986, and her first. One of... More 

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