Casa del Científico

CA2
Style: Boutique
Best for: Family, Romance
Activities: City-Tour
Ambience
Location
Facilities
Rooms
Best for: Sweeping staircases and an eye-catching rooftop lookout.
Worst for: Ordinary rooms and abandoned neglected air.
Paseo del Prado #212, Habana Vieja
(+53)7861 - 8290
  • Cuba Absolutely Review

    The Casa del Científico palace, an eclectic masterpiece furnished with sweeping staircases and an eye-catching rooftop lookout was once the residence of Cuba’s second president, José Miguel Gómez. These days the Casa del Científico’s grand stairways, marble columns, hidden courtyards and withered terraces maintain a slightly more abandoned air but, with its central location and time-warp prerevolutionary atmosphere, it makes for an interesting introduction to Havana.

    The rooms are ordinary but adequate, and there’s a rather becoming restaurant (6pm-midnight) on the 1st floor.

    Location:

    At Paseo del Prado, which separates Centro Habana and La Habana Vieja, very close to Parque Central, the Malecón and the old part of the city

    
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