Miramar, Havana

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Miramar, Havana
Municipality of Havana
Quinta avenida
Quinta avenida
Country  Cuba
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Time zone EST
Area code(s) (+53) 7
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) before called Avenida de las Américas (America 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 (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[edit]

Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue)[edit]

Source: "Walking Quinta Avenida", Moon Travel Guides

Parks[edit]

Education[edit]

The International School of Havana, an English-language international school, is in Miramar.[1]

The Centro Educativo Español de La Habana (CEEH), a Spanish-language international school, is in Miramar.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." International School of Havana. Retrieved on September 29, 2015. "Address: Calle 18 #315 esquina a 5ta. Avenida, Miramar, Havana. Cuba"
  2. ^ "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"

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)