Maqueta de la Habana Vieja

Museum / Cultural center
CA Ranking: 3
Best for: Captivating scale model (1:500) of the old city
Open: 9am-6pm daily
Admission: CUC 1
Mercaderes #116, e/ Obispo y Obrapía, Habana Vieja
Also included in For Kids section
  • This captivating and incredibly detailed scale model (1:500) of the old city is a must-see while exploring Habana Vieja, of which it provides a great overall perspective. Measuring 8 meteres long by 6 meters wide, and covering 48 square meters, the model took three years to build, and is enlivened by an evocative sound and light show that includes a faux sunrise and sunset.

    It was opened to the public by Queen Sofia of Spain in 1999 after a five-year labor.

    Admission details: CUC 1; CUC 2 with guide

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