HAVANA TIMES – Large and luxurious houses, lush vegetation and a walkway in the middle are characteristic of Fifth Avenue, a major artery of the municipality of Playa in Havana.
It runs through the exclusive neighborhood of Miramar and was known in the beginning as Avenue of the Americas. Today many foreign embassies are located on this wide avenue.
Some of the constructions that identify Fifth Avenue are the green tile roof house, of German Renaissance style; the watchtower which chimes every 15 minutes with a sound similar to the Big Ben in London; the “Glass of Carlos Miguel de Céspedes” sculptured in 1926; three Catholic churches with different arquitectures, and one of the last buildings erected was the Russian Embassy.
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