Great Loge Freemansons Art Deco building, La HabanaGreat Loge Freemansons Art Deco building, La Habana

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One of the biggest and most curious Art Deco building in La Havana.

My experience, Explo description: 

Jose Marti and later many presidents of the country were Freemansons. During the 50’s, there were around 50,000 Freemansons in Cuba, when Castro took control of the country. However, he decided not to forbid the community. Today, the community is still quite important in Cuba : there are about 20,000 Freemansons around the island.

The Freemanson building was built in 1929 to gather all the different logias of the country. The building had a huge library and even a school. The bell tower, on the top, was a symbol of the Free Spirit. At night, a fire was lighted there… As the costs to maintain the building were very high, the building was partly sold to the state and used as a telephone and post center.

You can visit the building and still see its amazing bell tower.

How getting there: 

The huge building is at the interesection of the Avenue Salvador Allende and the Calle Padre Varela.

A tip to sleep: 

In Centro Havana!

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long.

Visit duration: 

30 min.

Entry fees: 

Free!