The Hotel National, Havana, Cuba.

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The land now occupied by the “HOTEL NACIONAL DE CUBA” was part of an area known in the early centuries of the colonial area as Monte Vedado (vedado – prohibited) because of a Spanish government decree banning the creation of paths to the beach in that area.

The constant attacks by pirates, followed by the capture of Havana by the English, prompted the construction of various fortifications, towers, batteries, including at this site (now occupied by the hotel gardens) the Santa Clara battery.

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  1. I was born not far from there in another era of course. The Le Parisien nightclub was unique, and having a coca cola in the garden as a boy was marvelous. cheers

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