Framed by majestic-looking early 19th-century buildings, this park (also known as Parque Jose Martí) dates back to 1903. ... More
Framed by majestic-looking early 19th-century buildings, this park (also known as Parque Jose Martí) dates back to 1903. It is a large park surrounded by some of Old Havana's finest restaurants and hotels, including the hotels Sevilla, Plaza and Inglaterra. There are many exotic trees and royal palms in a well-landscaped garden environment. Well lit and quite safe, many people come to sit and relax with friends, while enjoying a drink and listening to the music that drifts over from the local clubs and nearby theater.
There is some confusion among people reviewing this here at Yahoo Travel Parque Central, translates Central Park,is a park, as the name indicates, very centrally located in Havana. Parque Central is also the name for a nearby fancy hotel built by the Spaniards hoteliers who now own, most of the hotels chains in the country.
The park is not very attractive. Just a statue of the National Hero Jose Marti and some old run-down fountains. It does provide some shade and trees that are a refreshing break in the concrete jungle that surrounds the area.
Far more interesting are some of the building that surround the park.
The Inglaterra (England) Hotel is one of the oldest in Cuba. Historically relevant, Cuban patriots conspired against Spain on its portal.
The Garcia Lorca theater has a very elaborate architecture outside. If you can get tickets to watch some of the shows of the National Ballet company do it. They are worth every penny.
Right acroos the park, you see the building of the former Asturian Brotherhood Building. Asturians had a great role in the building of Cuba and the inside of the building you can see the opulence of a now gone era.
On the other side, flanking Central Park the Manzana de Gomez (Gomez block building) diagonal cut block of building and stores that reminds the traveler of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milano.
Sumarizing. Skip the park, look around it.
The best part of his hotel (aside from the exquisite lobby, rooftop pool, and large rooms) is that it's located in Viejo Havana, right where you want to be! I would never consider staying anyplace else in Havana!
This park's heavy gate opens onto a lush green oasis of palm trees, vibrant Guacamayos (Macaw Parrots) and a beautiful
artificial lake. There are also four dining options available here: Dante offers Italian food, La Campana for authentic Creole, ...
A fine example of 18th century Ecclesiastic architecture, the facade is full of columns, niches and other baroque embellishments, in
contrast to the asymmetry of the spires. Close to the sea and dominating one of the main squares within ...
One of the best things about this hotel is its excellent location and economic prices, which help make it ideal
accommodation for travelers on a tight budget. Another advantage is that guests are allowed to use the swimming pool ...