Vedado

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The cityscape of Vedado

Vedado (Spanish: El Vedado, Spanish pronunciation: [el βeˈðaðo]) is the downtown and a vibrant neighbourhood in the city of Havana, Cuba. Bordered on the east by Central Havana, and on the west by the Miramar / Playa district. The main street running east to west is Calle 23, also known as "La Rampa". The northern edge of the district is the waterfront breakwater known as the Malecón, a famous and popular place for social gatherings in the city. The United States Interests Section complex is located in Vedado. Vedado is a ward (consejo popular) of the municipality Plaza de la Revolución.

Notable sites[edit]

Among the notable sites in Vedado are the hotels: Hotel Nacional de Cuba (National Hotel), the Havana Libre (former Hilton), Melia Cohiba Hotel and Hotel Riviera.

In addition:

Nearby neighborhoods include:

Economy[edit]

Aero Caribbean has its headquarters in Vedado.[2]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba, Cuba's civil aviation authority, has its headquarters in Vedado.[3]

Culture[edit]

Gay scene[edit]

23rd Street in Vedado is also the centerpoint of the city's gay scene in a country which now grants many rights to LGBT citizens. At night, 23rd St. is reminiscent of a gay district between the Cinema Yara and Coppelia ice cream parlor, and the foot of 23rd at the Malecón, with numerous gay entertainment options nearby such as the Bim Bom outdoor bar and the Las Vegas nightclub. Many of the casas particulares target LGBT clients as customers.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cuba, the Test of Time
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. March 16–22, 2004. 47. "Calle 23, No 64 esq. a PVedado, Havana, Cuba"
  3. ^ Home. Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba. Retrieved on October 5, 2010. "Dirección: Calle 23 # 64, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba."
  4. ^ http://www.visitcuba.com/2012/03/lets-look-for-love-living-gay-proud-and-out-loud-in-cuba/

External links[edit]

Media related to Vedado at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 23°07′52″N 82°23′39″W / 23.1311111111°N 82.3941666667°W / 23.1311111111; -82.3941666667