Cuba higher Education
? ? ? HAVANA UNIVERSITY ? ? ?
Havana University is the oldest in Cuba and one of the first in Latin America.
Founded on January 5, 1728, by the Dominican friars.
Initially, it had its headquarters in the now extinct San Juan de Letrán Convent located in the historic city center.
Finally moved to the hill of Aróstegui known as the “university hill” located in El Vedado.
The buildings of Havana University have impressive neoclassical architecture and a staircase with 88 levels.
At the main entrance, we find the rectory building.
On the other hand, between the stairway and the rectory shines “the Alma Máter” symbol of the university.
It is a statue made in bronze with open arms that welcome the students.
Mario Korbel a Czech artist created this sculpture
He uses as a model a lovely 16-year-old girl for the face of the statue and a mulatto woman for the body.
In addition to imparting scientific and technological knowledge, The University of Havana has an enriched library. It is a space for reflection and study.
Also, there is a stadium where the university sports games are held: “The Caribbean Games”. From these competitions, outstanding athletes have emerged.
Most importantly, Havana University declared National Monument in 1978.
Furthermore, it has the honor of awarding titles of Doctor Honoris Causa.
Also, it is proud to have received nationally relevant figures in its different venues.
Havana University is located in San Lázaro Street and Calle L, in El Vedado