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With the most authentic Art Deco style, the Bacardi building in Old Havana is one of the symbols of Cuban architecture and a part of the history of the capital city of the Cubans.

Its construction was completed in 1930, as part of a competition called by Bacardí, with the aim of selecting from among a group of architects, the best project to create a new building that would bring together the offices of this consortium.

This emblematic building is made up of marble from a large number of countries, and its design in the shape of a tower or staggered pyramid is the result of the influence of Catalan modernism on the island.

The image of a bat, as an ensemble of the Bacardi company, draws attention at the top of the hill.

At the time of its foundation, Bacardi was the tallest building in Havana; today it is occupied by offices of Cuban and foreign companies, after being restored in 2011 with the support of an Italian firm.

Visitors can access the Bacardi Building and discover the original decoration of this building, perfectly preserved, as well as enjoy the services of the bar-restaurant and the amazing views from the top of the installation.

For visitsAvenue Bélgica Nr. 261, between Empedrado and San Juan de Dios. Old Havana. La Habana. Cuba (23.13895, -82.35726)

by: Lys Alfonso Bergantiño