Bacardi Building (Havana)

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Bacardí building in Havana
Bacardí building in Havana, 2016

The Bacardi Building (Edificio Bacardi) is an Art Deco building in Havana, Cuba. It is located at Avenida de Bélgica No. 261 between Empedrado y San Juan de Dios, in Old Havana.[1]

History[edit]

Tower with bat logo

The building was designed by architects Rafael Fernández Ruenes, Esteban Rodríguez Castell and José Menéndez, for the Bacardi rum company. The art deco landmark was completed in 1930 and was at the time the largest building in the city.[1]

After the Cuban revolution and the departure of Bacardi from Cuba, the building continued to be used for offices. At the end of the 1990s it was renovated by the city historian's office.[1]


In 1963 Bacardi opened their US head office in a building in Miami.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Emisora Habana Radio. "Edificio Bacardí" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 

23°08′20″N 82°21′26″W / 23.1389°N 82.3571°W / 23.1389; -82.3571Coordinates: 23°08′20″N 82°21′26″W / 23.1389°N 82.3571°W / 23.1389; -82.3571