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“Inside not so nice as outside”
Review of Bacardi Building

Bacardi Building
Ranked #37 of 235 things to do in Havana
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Krakow, Poland
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Inside not so nice as outside”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

I liked the building from outside much more :( I thought that the famous building is famous because it has a nice architecture.But I have to say, outside was definitely wprth to go to the street and see it.

Visited July 2011
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“Best coffee I tasted in all of Havanna !!”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

If you are lucky you may be able to get a trip to the roof top to take some exclusive photos of Havanna. Go to the mezzanine cafe for some proper coffee. And check ot the Fire brigade museum next door.

Visited November 2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Best secret in Cuba. Best views from the roof. Best tiny bar. Best decor”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

So surprised that this building isn't mentioned by everyone who comes to Havana! How can they not know about it??
Original decor. Beautiful features. For 2CUC the guard took us up to the roof to view the city, and acted as our personal guide. Was he meant to? Who knows. But it was worth it.
And then we went down to the bar on the 2nd floor. Tiny. All original fittings etc. Great drinks. The food smelt beautiful, and seemed to be cheaper than anywhere else around. We didn't have time to eat here, but we would have it we'd known about it earlier.
If you love Art Deco, you must come inside this building and look around the lobby at least.
The guard told us that the whole building is meant to be repainted in the coming two months, in the same original colours, but just bear that in mind if you are planning a trip.

Visited November 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Art Deco building and nice hamburger served at its cafe”
Reviewed August 26, 2010

We were amazed that not many people seem to know this fantastic Art Deco building in Havana. It was built by the Bacardi family as the first building in this style but when they left Cuba, it was of course not taken with them so it has been standing there. There are offices on many of its floors but we can still appreciate its magnificent entrance hall and Havana view from the top of the building. All details are still intact such as lighting, carvings and bat motifs so I could not stop taking photos. Their Art Deco cafe is small but the staff are so friendly and their tasty hamburger was made fresh. During our stay in Havana, we kept on going there everyday to sit for a cup of mint tea and lunch. One of the best places in Havana. Highly recommended for you to visit before they go through a restoration.

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