Hotels - Vedado

About  Vedado

This hotel is in Havana’s happening Vedado area, near the inimitable Malecón (seawall).

The Hotel Vedado offers its guests the utmost privacy and tranquility – the perfect oasis to escape the rest of the world. Opened in 1952, the services provided by the hotel and its prime location have made Vedado one of the most sought-after hotels in the center of Havana.

The rooms here are comfortable and create a peaceful atmosphere for a relaxing stay.

Calle San Miguel No. 1159 esq. a Ronda, Habana

Napoleonic Museum

Very close to the bicentennial University of Havana is the Napoleonic Museum. This museum, the finest dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte outside of France, is housed in a small Florentine palace built in line with plans for a villa designed for the Medici family. It houses more than 7,000 pieces: weapons, military equipment, furniture, Sèvres porcelain, paintings, coins, books, personal items used by the Bonaparte family and even the death mask of the prisoner of St Helena, brought to Cuba by his last doctor. The Napoleonic Museum is considered to be one of the most important of the world, It is unique in its type in Latin America.

Avenida de los Presidentes, Vedado, La Habana

Avenida de los Presidentes

The Avenida de los Presidentes de la Habana Avenue is located in the quarter of Vedado, Havana, surrounded by statues of important Latin American presidents, in the way of Las Ramblas of Barcelona. Among these statues are those of Salvador Allende, Simón Bolívar, and Benito Juárez. This wonderful avenue is known by Cubans as Calle G. To the north of Calle G is the Monument to Calixto García, a sculpture in honor of the brave Cuban general who US military leaders prevented from attending the Spanish surrender in 1898, in Santiago de Cuba. The statue represents the general riding a horse, and is surrounded by 24 bronze sheets telling the story of Calixto’s fight for the Independence of Cuba. At the south is the great monument to José Miguel Gómez, the second president of Cuba. Another one was dedicated to Tomás Estrada Palma, the first president of Cuba, who was considered a puppet of the US, however the only trace left of this statue is a couple of shoes on a pedestal. This place is quite lively during the evenings, when youngsters visit it looking to enjoy themselves with its guitars and drums. This atmosphere is especially present on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Calle Paseo, Plaza de la Revolucion

Jose Marti Revolution Square

The Revolution Square has been the scene of the largest demonstrations of the Cuban people and a permanent site for defending revolutionary principles, sovereignty and independence. In this historic Square, there is the José Martí Memorial, an enormous marble sculpture of the National Hero of the Republic of Cuba and a star-shaped obelisk at the base of which are four exhibition halls and a function hall. At the top of the memorial is the city's highest viewing point. In the other site of the square, two building facade bears a representation of the face of other two national heros: Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.

Calle Línea No. 251 esq G, Vedado, La Habana

Dance Museum

The Museo de la Danza (Dance Museum) is located in an eclectic mansion in Vedado. The museum exhibits a rich collection of objects from the history of Cuban dance, among which are some personal belongings of famous former dancer Alicia Alonso, who founded the National Ballet of Cuba, and she is precisely the live soul of this Museum. The exhibition room dedicated to Alonso displays her costume for Giselle's first act, a ballet play that opened her vertiginous way to stardom, as well as her costume for Carmen (designed by Salvador Fernández), another of her mythical characters. Its halls contain several collections of the dressing room items, photographs, paintings, engravings of the old Tacón Theater, and pieces ranging from 16th century to contemporary society. The most ancient piece in the Museum is a book by Raoul Auger Feuillet, The Art of Writing Dance, from 1700, with demonstrative signs and letters, a gift given to Alicia. The collection of the Dance Museum is extremely valuable, a true treasure thanks to which this apparently intangible art can be trapped.

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