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Vedado District
Distrito del Vedado
Country Cuba
Municipality Havana
 • TypeMayor-council government
45 m (148 ft)
Time zoneEST
Area code(+53) 7
Vedado from the Hotel Habana Libre

Vedado (Spanish: El Vedado, Spanish pronunciation: [el βeˈðaðo]) is a central business district and urban neighborhood in the city of Havana, Cuba. Bordered on the east by Calzada de Infanta and Central Havana, and on the west by the Alemendares River and Miramar / Playa district, Vedado is a more modern part of the city than the areas to the east, developed in the first half of the 20th century, during the Republic period. In 2016 it was described by one commentator as the city's "most affluent" section.[1] The main street running east to west is Calle 23, also known as "La Rampa". The northern edge of the district is the waterfront seawall known as the Malecón, a famous and popular place for social gatherings in the city. The area popularly referred to as 'Vedado' consists of the wards (consejos populares) of Vedado, Rampa, Vedado-Malecón and Carmelo, all in the municipality of 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:


Aero Caribbean has its headquarters in Vedado.[4]

The Venezuelan airline Conviasa has an office in the IACC Building in Vedado.[5]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba, Cuba's civil aviation authority, has its headquarters in Vedado.[6]


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.[7]

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ Naomi Larsson (September 5, 2016), "Havana's Dirty Truths", The Guardian, Cities
  2. ^ Cuba, the Test of Time
  3. ^ "Cementerio Chino". Havana City Guide. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  4. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. March 16–22, 2004. 47. "Calle 23, No 64 esq. a PVedado, Havana, Cuba"
  5. ^ "Commercial and Sales Offices ." Conviasa. Retrieved on May 23, 2017. "Address: Street 23, Esq No. 64, Building IACC, Vedado. Infanta municipio Plaza La Revolution. "
  6. ^ Home Archived 2010-11-08 at the Wayback Machine. 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."
  7. ^ "Visit Cuba - The Official Travel Guide to Cuba - Visit Cuba".


External links[edit]

Media related to Vedado at Wikimedia Commons

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