FOCSA Building: Cuba?s Tallest Site

Posted by Caribbean Casas on April 22nd, 2017

A holiday in Cuba doesn’t have to be all cigars and sandwiches! How about taking some time to visit the tallest building in the country: the FOCSA Building, or Edificio FOCSA. Built in 1956, and standing at animpressive 121 metres tall, the FOCSA Building was quickly thrust into the limelight for exhibiting very modern and contemporary design Havana; a place that is traditionally known as a very historic city.

Exploring the FOCSA Building

Edificio FOCSA contains 39 floors; some commercial, and some residential. It may even be possible to rent an apartment in Havana within the FOCSA Building depending on availability. There’s a bit of shopping to be done on the lower floors, but the highlight of Edificio FOCSA for visitors is definitely LaTorre; a restaurant located on the 33rd floor that offers 360 degree views of the city, including the Malecón and the bays. Traditional French cuisine is served here, and sunset is one of the busiest timesso be sure to arrive early if you want to experience La Torre, and don’t forget your camera. You’ll need it.

Havana’s Vedado District

If you’re looking to rent a house in Cuba, then it’s well worth considering the Vedado District of Havana,where the FOCSA Building is situated. Not only is it conveniently located between Central Havana and the Miramar neighbourhood, but it’s also one of the most lively parts of the city. Acting as the city’smain business district, there’s plenty of shopping opportunities and entertainments here, and places to relax, too, like the John Lennon Park. Vedado is also famous for its gay scene, attracting many LGBT visitors.

Next Generation Cuba

Although Cuba Isn’t known for its sky scrapers, the FOCSA Building was instrumental in starting to createa new landscape in Havana, and has sparked a surge of new buildings across the city. Who knows what sort of architectural masterpiece you’ll see from your Havana villa on your next visit to the Caribbean.

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