The Scale Model of Havana
Only inferior to a similar one in New York, the Scale Model of Havana is, due to its dimensions, the second largest in the world. The 727 square kilometers of the city are represented in relief in an area of 22 meters of length and 10 meters of width.
This colossal miniature was inaugurated in 1995, among other reasons, because of the need to reflect the impressive physical and cultural patrimony of Havana, kept during its almost five centuries as a port city and capital of Cuba.
The different periods of constructions of the buildings are displayed through the use of different colors. Brown represents the colonial period, ochre the republican period, ivory the revolutionary period, and white represents the projects, the sculptural monuments and cemeteries.
It has more than 30 boards. With the use of textures and colors similar to the natural ones, the vegetation, parks, beaches and plazas are distinguished.
The origin of the Model was thanks to the Group for the Integral Development of the Capital and among the professionals who carried out the project are experienced specialists. They took into account models like the ones in Moscow, Berlin, New York, Cadiz, Rotterdam and Stockholm for the creation of the prototype.
With its tiny representations, the Model waits for us through the main lobby, in which a ceramic mural 12 meters long and 4 meters wide is displayed, showing an artistic set of Cuban flags created by the Italian designer Stellana Poletti.
There are exhibitions related with the environment and similar topics
in its rooms and gardens, as well as cultural and children’s activities.
Address: 28 Street between 1st and 3rd, Miramar, Playa.
Open: Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 17:00
Entrance fee: Adults 3.00 CUC; children 1.00 CUC