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“Sad shape”

University of Havana
Ranked #29 of 274 things to do in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

I was excited about visiting the University in Havana as it is central to much of the history of Cuba. Unfortunately, the University has seen much better days. During my visit, there was only one bathroom working in the Humanities building, with notices about upcoming repairs that were months old posted around the lobby. What was most dissapointing was the condition of the library. About half of the card file was missing, and the older books were in very bad shape. For a researcher it was distressing to witness such disregard for the past. While it is a nice diversion from the touristy environs of Old Havana, the University needs a major infusion of repairs to prevent further decay. Don't allocate much time out of your visit for a stroll through the campus.

1  Thank MarioBrutus59
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

The education in Cuba is second to none. I did not see inside as there were too many steps to climb. The outside facade was impressive though.

1  Thank michael62_11
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Classic University setting with wonderful old buildings and architecture

1  Thank SpeedyRice
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Beautiful University Campus,Good spot to meet Cuban Students,Take a walk and enjoy the Artistic Ambiance it offers

3  Thank YogiJuancarlos
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

I studied Spanish here when I lived in Cuba. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

5  Thank jonesieinhavana
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