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Top public service recommendations from locals

Capitol Building
“El Capitolio, or Cuba’s Capitol Building, was built in 1929 and based off of the US Capitol in Washington DC. It has been closed to the public for the last 8 years for a big restoration project — but just recently re-opened. Previously used as the Ministry of Science & Technology, the newly renovated structure is now the seat of Cuba’s national assembly, where they selected a new president last April. Visitors can tour the Capitol in groups of 15 from Tuesday to Sunday each week.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Library
“The Revolution Square (Plaza de la Revolucion) with all the surrounding buildings, which are the seat of all ministries and government departments, including the Biblioteca Nacional (the National Library), is the sociopolitical centre of the country. The square is the 31st largest city square in the world, measuring 72,000 square meters. It has been notable as being where many political rallies take place and Fidel Castro addressed Cubans and delivered many of his long speeches. The square is dominated by the José Martí Memorial (pronounced the national hero), which features a 109 m (358 ft) tall obelisk and an 18 m (59 ft) statue of Jose Marti. Located behind the memorial is the Palace of the Revolution, the seat of the Cuban government and Communist Party. The construction of the square and the José Martí monument commenced during the Presidency of Fulgencio Batista. The square and the memorial were completed in 1959 (the year Fidel Castro came to power). It was originally called Plaza Cívica (Civic Square). After the Cuban Revolution (1959), it was renamed "Plaza de la Revolución" or "Revolution Square." An elevator allows access to the top of the memorial, at 109 m one of the tallest points in the city. Do not hesitate and take the lift up to the top of the obelisk. You'll have a 360 degrees view of Havana. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
School
“The National Ballet School of Cuba, is the educational institution specialized in the teaching of dance, the largest in the world and the most important in the country, located on the Paseo del Prado in Havana in Cuba, from it the ranks of the prestigious National Ballet, the Camagüey Ballet and other dance companies on the island and the world.”
  • 3 locals recommend
School
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
“International Pharmacy where you can find sunscreens, lotions, shampoo, medecine, vitamins, baby products etc.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hospital
“The “Cira García” Central Clinic is a specialized medical center that provides clinical, surgical and dental services as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
School
“Recognized both nationally and internationally for combining dance and percussion, the acclaimed Havana Compás Dance group has garnered more than a decade´s worth of experience in promoting Cuban culture.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hospital
“Very close to Almejeiras Hospital there is a bus stop where you can take local bus (P5) to Old Havana through "Avenida del Puerto" and also (A95 / 58) to go to East Havana.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Doctor
  • 1 local recommends
School
  • 1 local recommends
School
“International School of Havana, school serving the expatriate community in Havana. Education levels include Early Years, Lower School and Secondary School. IGCSE and IB certified. www.ishavana.org”
  • 1 local recommends
School
“Address: Obispo e/ Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Habana Vieja. Description: Building located in the space that occupies the Convent of Santo Domingo and the church of San Juan de Letrán. There was founded on January 5, 1728 the Royal and Pontifical University of Havana, as can be seen on a plaque at the edge of the building. At the moment it works like a University College and center of improvement of the Historical Center of the City.”
  • 2 locals recommend