Miramar, Havana

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The Russian embassy in Miramar
Old Miramar Yacht Club
The church "Jesus de Miramar" on Quinta Avenida in Miramar

Miramar is a residential district (zona residencial) of the municipality of Playa, in the city of Havana.

Overview[edit]

Many embassies, including the landmark Russian embassy, are located in Miramar - in particular on Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue).

Prior to the Revolution, the neighborhood was home to many of Havana's upscale residents. There are many large houses and mansions here. This district and the Country Club (Siboney) were the most glamorous spaces in the Havana of the 50s. There are also some of Havana's more modern hotels such as Hotel Melia Habana, Oasis Panorama Hotel and Occidental Miramar, beaches and private rental houses (known as casas particulares). Also located here is the International School of Havana.

In the late 1990s and 2000s, several office blocks have been built in a complex called Centro de Negocios Miramar - the "Miramar Trade Center".

Points of Interest[edit]

Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue)[edit]

Source: "Walking Quinta Avenida", Moon Travel Guides

Parks[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Miramar at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 23°7′21″N 82°25′10″W / 23.12250°N 82.41944°W / 23.12250; -82.41944 (Miramar)