The Coppelia of Havana is more than an option to taste the delicious ice cream that is made in Cuba; Coppelia is a meeting point and space to share with family and friends but, above all, it is a symbol of the capital of all Cubans.

This ice-cream parlour owes its name to the famous character of the classic ballet play “Coppelia” and is located in the central Rampa, one of the areas of Vedado most visited by Cubans and foreigners.

Also known as the Ice Cream Cathedral, Coppelia is over fifty years old, a period in which many generations of Cubans have visited it to cool off the intense heat of the island.

Numerous are the flavors a la carte in Coppelia, however, tropical fruit ice creams such as mango, banana or guava are the preferred by most people who come there.

The Havana people’s affection for this ice cream parlor is also due to the well-known Cuban film “Strawberry and Chocolate”, which has its starting point in this installation, and Coppelia’s ice cream is a distinctive element throughout the film.

If you are passing through the Rampa in Cuban capital, don’t miss the opportunity to have an ice cream in Coppelia and be part of the Cuban tradition of visiting, even if only once, the Ice Cream Cathedral.

For visitsCalle 23 and L. Vedado. Havana. Cuba (23.139719, -82.384315). Phone: +53 7 8326184

by: Lys Alfonso Bergantiño