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Bacardi Building

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Address: 261 Esq. San Jan De Dios, Havana, Cuba

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Big and prominent building. But nothing very special to admire. You can go there, take some poctures and that is everything

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Piotr H
Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true monument to Art Deco. I paid 2 CUC to take the elevator to the top floor where you will take a staircase to the top parapet which offers some breathtaking views of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a lover of art deco - I really liked this impressive building. It cannot be viewed from the inside, but the hall at the ground level is interesting enough. If you are lucky there is a guy who will offer to take you up the elevator (7 floors) to the roof from where you can take really good photos.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My all time favorite art deco building! Bacardi family thrived in Havana prior to the US embargo. This building was their Cuban headquarters. Go in to enjoy the details of art deco.

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Big and prominent building. But nothing very special to admire. You can go there, take some poctures and that is everything

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I don't know if you are allowed in but the security guard waved me past. Fabulous fixtures and light fittings...you just know that one day this will be a major boutique hotel. Look at the bat on the top at night as the ball under it lights up, ditto at sunrise the sun streams through it.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The lobby is the only part accessible, as the rest of the building is allotted to govt. offices. Art deco architecture is just gorgeous.

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Wirral, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It is a lovely building and we had to return to see it when we returned to Havana earlier this year. on our previous visit we had been on the balcony at sunset which gave amazing views, but it was still worth seeing this time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The founding place of the Bacardi rum business and head office til it was taken over the Cuban government after the revolution, very imposing indeed

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West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an elaborately built structure and can take the elevator to the top to view the city! Nice thing to do if you have extra time!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Building exterior is beautiful and well maintained, the lobby is also beautiful but needs some better upkeep. The view from the top is nice but the balcony area is in desperate need of maintenance.

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