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BUS • GUAGUA • Guagua local #31 to Tren Galapago de Oro — from Plaza de la Revolucion #174 + concection to guagua Víbora #88 : 40 centavos, moneda nacional — From Marianao, guagua #113
Parque Lenin
One of the largest city parks of the Americas — Tel. (7) 647-1100

TRAIN STATION • Estacion 19 de Noviembre - Train "autovagon" to ExpoCuba at 9.30 (wed-sun, miercoles a domingo, 40 mins.) Direccion : Tulipan, Nuevo Vedado
Monumento Celia Sanchez © Dawn, picasa.com
Parque Zoologico Nacional
(500 hectares, 145,000 trees from 75 species; Jardin Japones, La Pradera Africana, Restaurante vegetariano El Bambu)

About 14,5 km south of Plaza de la Revolucion, entrance via Calzada de bejucal to the West or calle Cortina de la Presa from the highway (circumvalacion) are spread these attractions :

Parque Tematico Mariposa, a Theme Park with 28 rides + Ochos Mundos / "8 worlds" Monumento a Celia Sanchez Galeria de Arte Amalia Pelaez (artistas, shows, chansonniers) Complejo Rodeo Nacional El Acuario Restaurant Monumento a Lenin Restaurante Las Ruinas Lake Paso Sequito / Rowboat rentals on Paso Sequito lake (embalse) Taller de Ceramica (ceramics gallery and learning center) Galapago de Oro Tren (Train Tour : see map below) Área Parrillada de la Ceiba (barbecue grills : where's the beef? Bring your own, Joan ; ) Restaurante El Dragón Buró de Información / Information Office • Casa del Caribe

Expo Cuba
(48 hectares, 34 pavilions) for trade fairs and major exhibits; facing the Botanical Gardens Jardin Botanico; has a revolving restaurant, Don Cuba, tel. (7) 857-8287

Jardin Botanico Nacional
(600 hectares, 4,000 species, 140,000 plants). Map>>> Here

Club Hipico Iberoamericano
Centro Ecuestre, Escuela de Equitacion
Horse rentals 12CUC/hour; horse riding school & academy Tel. (7) 844-1058. Note : At the park entrance, some hustlers may offer you rides for 3CUC per hour but turn them down unless you are sure the horses are not mistreated — as is too often the case in Cuba. Located north west of the park.
Look for
Centro Ecuestre on map below.

Club de Golf de La Habana — Havana Golf Club
Founded by some homesick Brits in the 1920's, it is still located about 13 km from Vedado, in Capdevila (#3 in top left of the map below). You'll mostly meet diplomats hard at work for their nationals' taxes ; )

This is an 18-hole (twice the 9-hole course) with swimming pool, barbecue, dining room, bar, tennis and lawn bowling (you read those last words right, your ladyship).

Green fee 9 hoyos (holes) : 20CUC.
Green fee 18 hoyos : 30CUC.
Club rentals : 5CUC.
Caddy : 3CUC.

Tel. (7) 845-4578 ou (7) 833-3918; typical taxi rates from the Capitolio should be 20-25CUC with stops if wished; ask to go to "El Golfito" or "Diplo Golf Club", as the taxistas don't come this way often. Carretera de Venta, km 8 in Capdevila, Boyeros.
Tren por niños • Kids' train • Train pur enfants dans Mariposa
 Parc d'amusement Mariposa, montagne russe / Amusement Park
Location de tentes en été
Parque Lenin © Ecobio, flickr.com
Rodeo, Parque Lenin © Rob O'Neal, trekEarth.com
Tren a vapor y caballos a pie — Locomotora Hermanos Ameijeilas 1431
Parque Lenin, Jardin Botanico, Parque Zoologico © Lonely Planet
Club de Golf de La Habana © Fuera de limites
Restaurante Las Ruinas
Jardin Japones — Jardin Botanico
Parque Lenin © Lonely Planet Cycling Cuba
Wed-Sun from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Exhibitions of hand-made works by various artesans.
Weekends only 2:00pm - 4:00pm : Song Artists

Wed-Sun - 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Exhibits of tropical fish and other species of Cuban fauna.

Riding contests - 1:00pm.

Wed-Sun - 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Café Tejano
Sundays. 1:30pm - 3:00pm.
Dúo of Laura and guests

Café Rodeo
Sundays. 3:00pm - 4:30pm.
Show with Yosvany and guests.

Wed-Sun - 10:00am - 5:00pm. For young and old alike : Eight sections or sub-themes — Ocho Mundos. Clowns, jugglers and circus acts

Colina de los Muñecos (Puppet Hill)
Wed-Sun - 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Celebratións for children - fiestas infantiles. Visit the International Puppet Museum — Museo Internacional de Muñecos

Buró de Información Tel (7) 644-2721 -
Oficina de Cultura (7) 643-8283

Lonely Planet Havana + Lonely Planet Cuba, Brendan Sainsbury

Parque Lenin © Jenn & Scott, flickr.com
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