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A handsome deco building

This is now an active business site so youo can't get far but the exterior is handsome and worth a... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Ed T
Sarasota, Florida
Grand Buikding

We walked past this building on many occasions as its very central in Old Havana plus you pass it... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Avenida de Belgica No. 261 | Between Empedrado y San Juan de Dios, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is now an active business site so youo can't get far but the exterior is handsome and worth a detour if you are walking in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed T
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We walked past this building on many occasions as its very central in Old Havana plus you pass it on the bus tours. Its a very large classic building.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

this is a hidden gem the inside of the building is amazing in an original state, you must ask the guards to go in but then have your camera ready to snap all the ceilings and walls

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Whilst walking through the streets of Havana I thought I saw a church spire over the top of some other buildings.Deciding to investigate I was shocked to see the beautiful facade of the old Bacardi Building.It is a really gorgeous looking structure in quite a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

The Bacardi building is easy to find near the revolucion and modern art museum. It is avant revolution building reflecting the wealth of this period, build by the owner of Bacardi Not always open for visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We walked here from Old Town and our cruise ship. If in the area, it us good for pics, but it is not a tourist destination on its own.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed August 22, 2018

There is literally nothing to see here. OMG it is Bacardi?!... ok... and?.... This is literally just a building with no significance or interest.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

The amazing art deco building is now a real estate office but just go into the lobby and imagine this building 70 years ago.Stunning!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

The Bacardi building was by our hotel so we stopped by to see it. From the rooftops it looks like a grand wedding cake with its layers right at the top but from street level it's very different. It's an iconic edifice with bronze 'B's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lisabA3461QU
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We all know that the Bacardi family fled Havana after the revolution...leaving everything. I asked what the building is being used for today. They told me they make their world class Cuban rum there. A brand I never heard of. The tour guide said, it's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joann B
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June 23, 2018|
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Response from lenareyes2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I just pass by the Bacardi Bldng in Cuba, looks like from the outside is closed. I took pictures of it due to this family moved from Cuba to Puerto Rico and the Bacardi name and business is in Catano, Puerto Rico. If you... More
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 Quick Question re Restaurant and Bacardi Building (10 Replies)
Hi has anyone eaten at either La Fontana or El Palio whilst in Havana and if you did were they any good. Also is it possible to go into the Bacardi building to look around and is it true that there is a bar at the top which you can visit. Many thanks
April 04, 2011|
Response fromTomas W|
La Fontana and El Palio are both good restaurants, personally I prefer El Palio. Yes, you can walk in and walk around and visit the bar at the top. Nice view from up there.
United Kingdom
Bacardi Building (2 Replies)
Is it still possible to go to the rooftop of the Bacardi Building?
March 02, 2012|
Response fromMartian24|
No problems. Cheers, Terry
Auckland, New Zealand
Rum and cigar tours (0 Replies)
Hi, I will be going to both Havana and Trinidad and some places in between. I want to see the old Bacardi building in Havana but wanting to know the best operating rum distillery and tobacco plantation and roll your own cigars. Any recommendations? thanks
June 08, 2017|