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|Elevation||45 m (148 ft)|
|Area code(s)||(+53) 7|
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 (Cubanacán) 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
Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue)
- Casa de Alberto de Armas (1926), a restored Beaux-Arts mansion at Calle 2 by architect Jorge Luis Echarte
- Reloj de Quinta Avenida at Calle 10, a large clock erected in 1924 in the central median
- Museum of the Ministry of the Interior (Museo del Ministerio del Interior) at Calle 12
- Casa del Habano (between Calles 14 and 16) (also in the Melia Habana near the Miramar Trade Center and Club Habana)
- Teatro Miramar at Calle 98
- Parque de los Ahorcados (Park of the Hanged), between Calles 24 and 26, "shaded by massive jagüey trees, seemingly supported by their aerial roots dangling like cascades of water"
- Karl Marx Theater (Teatro Karl Marx) in the park
- Plaza Emiliano Zapata, with a life-size stone statue of Zapata, Mexico’s revolutionary hero
- Parque Prado, with a Romanesque temple and a bronze bust to Mahatma Gandhi
- Iglesia de Santa Rita de Casia (at Calle 26) — a modernist church from 1942 which mixes neocolonial and modern features by architect Victor Morales (Cuban architect). Features a modernist statue of Santa Rita by Rita Longa
- Gracious mansions, many of them foreign embassies
- Iglesia San Antonio de Padua (at Calle 60) — Modernist-style Romanesque church (1949) by architects Eloy Norman and Salvador Figueras
- Russian Embassy (1988) (between Calles 62 and 66) by architects Alexander Rochegov and Basilio Piasecki
- Occidental Miramar hotel
- Hotel Barceló Habana Ciudad (between Calles 76 and 80)
- Miramar Trade Center
- Iglesia de Jesús de Miramar (between Calles 80 and 82), built in 1953 with a magnificent organ with 5,000 pipes. The restored church features 14 splendid oversize paintings of the Stations of the Cross by Spanish artist César Hombrados Oñativa.
- El Ajibe, a restaurant visited by Anthony Bourdain on his Travel Channel program "No Reservations".
- Old Miramar Yacht Club, now a club for Cuban air force officers. The picture at right is wrong. For pictures of the Club go to miramaryachtclub.com.
- Source: "Walking Quinta Avenida", Moon Travel Guides
- Parque Ecológico Monte Barreto, 9th Avenue west of Calle 70
- Parque de los Ahorcados (Park of the Hanged), Quinta Avenida between Calles 24 and 26
- Cristina Saralegui was born in Miramar, Havana.
- "Contact Us Archived 2005-11-25 at the Wayback Machine." International School of Havana. Retrieved on September 29, 2015. "Address: Calle 18 #315 esquina a 5ta. Avenida, Miramar, Havana. Cuba"
- "BIENVENIDO a nuestro Centro." Centro Educativo Español de La Habana. Retrieved on September 29, 2015. "nuestros alumnos son hijos de empresarios, diplomáticos, extranjeros residentes y ciudadanos españoles residentes en esta ciudad." and "Sede de E. Infantil y E. Primaria Avenida 5taB y 70, No. 6815 Miramar, Playa. La Habana"
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