Attractions in Old Havana

Bacardi Building

It is perhaps the foremost representative of Art Deco style architecture in Havana. Inaugurated in 1928, it was in its time the tallest building in the city. The construction is a magnificent 12-storey edifice decorated using 36 different marbles in its façade and interiors.

The building currently hosts the offices of Cuban and foreign companies, but until 1959 it was the principal headquarters of Bacardí, the famous rum manufacturing company. It is said that this accounts for the bright yellow color selected for the floor tiles on the top floors, representing the white-golden rums that ultimately contributed to the world fame of the company rums.

In the lobby one finds a bar restaurant open to the public, and for an affordable price one can access the terrace close to the tower, where one can bask in unique vistas of the city.

Addres: Belgium Avenue corner to San Juan de Dios street