Vedado



Walking up La Rampa from the Malecón, you will reach the Vedado, one of the most charming areas of the city, with its 19th-century houses and mansions, many of them now housing embassies, ministries and cultural organizations. On the corner of La Rampa and L Street is the ice cream parlor Coppelia, famous for its excellent tropical fruit ice cream and sorbets. Up a short slope from here, you will come to the Plaza Ignacio Agromonte and Havana University, a set of impressive Neo-Classical buildings. There are also two museums: the Montané Anthropology Museum and the Felipe Poey Natural History Museum. Continuing in this direction, you will eventually come out onto the Plaza de la Revolución, where President Fidel Castro makes his Mayday speech to the masses every year. At the center of this vast, star-shaped space stands a huge Monument to José Martí, the national hero. The view from the top is sensational. Opposite the statue, on the other side of a broad avenue is a fresco of revolutionary hero Che Guevara.

Nightlife

Gringo Viejo
Comedor de Aguiar Restaurant

Attractions

Malecón (El)

Restaurants

Veranda Restaurant
Comedor de Aguiar Restaurant
Finca
Gringo Viejo

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