Quinta de los Molinos

Quinta de los Molinos, Havana: Hours, Address, Quinta de los Molinos Reviews: 4/5

Quinta de los Molinos
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Linda A
Winnipeg, Canada338 contributions
Dec 2019
Havana has many green spaces and treed avenues outside of the old city but all are part of the fabric of normal city activity.
Quinta de los Molinos, situated on Avenida Salvador Allende and within a short walk north-east of the Plaza de la Revolución, is a refreshing respite from the surrounding ado. For $5.00 CUCs, one can immerse themselves in a number of themed gardens, stroll in a tranquil environment, enjoy the company of butterflies in their pretty pavilion, or watch a variety of resident birds, some endemic to Cuba.
Some areas of the park are a work in progress while others hold temporary exhibits. Signage and park employees can provide identification. Note that the park is built on the former site of tobacco mills, later developed into the estate of General Maximo Gomez although evidence of either can’t be seen.
It’s easy to spend a few relaxed hours here so bring refreshment, as nothing is available close by.
Written February 12, 2020
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haktus
Zurich, Switzerland1,235 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
This botanic garden shows quite a lot of the endemic plants on the Island. We got some good explanations from the guide, pointed us to flowering trees, etc. was definitely worth to spend our time here.
Written March 12, 2018
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santiago305
Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic51 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
This beautiful park is often overlooked by tourists, but is a great place to take a leisurely walk and enjoy nature. The park was once the city's botanical garden in the 19th century and still has some rather exotic flora. There is an enclosed butterfly garden and several areas with benches and beautiful statuary, providing for great photo opportunities. Also, there is the mansion used by Spanish colonial governors and by independence leader Máximo Gómez, which is currently closed for restoration. Visitors can hire a guide at the entrance for a guided tour (about 5 dollars), or can wander on their own. The park is located about 20 minutes by taxi from Old Havana, but visitors will feel they are in the countryside.
Written October 23, 2017
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Darrel M
Austin, TX10 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
There are trees and butterflies and birds aplenty in this delightful oasis of serenity in the heart of Havana. Entry (which includes a guided tour) is just CUC$5. Our guide Dairen introduced us to some truly extraordinary trees, including the Cannon Ball Tree, the majestic Kapok Tree, and orange blossomed Framboyen. There are also some caged birds - but a highlight for us was entering the enclosed butterfly garden - which felt like paradise. Havana can be quite a noisy city, day and night, and this garden offered fresh air, beautiful plants, and a place to recharge.
Written July 13, 2017
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Dairelys García
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
It is an amazing place to visit with family and kids. There are animals and the kids can interact with nature. The are guides that take you around and explain the place
Written April 12, 2022
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VenturingForth
Santa Fe15 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
I came for the 10 am tour and my guide was well versed in Cuban Natural History. The garden features a wide range of trees endemic to Cuba and plants from all over the world. They also have a number of animals and breeding program for endangered Cuban snails and for butterflies. The garden offers programs for special needs kids and supplies some food to a local school. The butterfly house can only be visited with a guide.
Written January 15, 2019
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gro05
Sydney, Australia2,258 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Initially we had a few translation problems gaining access .. garden opens at 1000, however, I think staff wanted to close early!
Like most things in Cuba, it is run-down.. the pathways, fishpond, park seats, buildings ... however, there were several Cannonball Trees (in flower) and a 400yo Ceiba tree. Watch hummingbirds here...
Written December 10, 2017
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Karine L
15 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
We enjoyed our stop there during a full day of sightseeing. Allowed the kids to have a break in a relaxing environment. Lots of exotic trees and plants to see. Butterflies landed on the kid's hands which pleased them and allowed us to take beautiful pictures. We did not do the full guided tour as it was a bit long for kids. Instead, we headed to the birds (peacocks, hen, etc) and butterflies enclaves. It is less of a tourist attraction which we liked.
Written September 4, 2017
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