5ta Avenida



Fifth Avenue in Havana is one of the largest and most picturesque in the Cuban capital arteries. Its construction, initially with the name of Avenue of the Americas, was motivated by a large migratory movement of the Havana bourgeoisie to the west of the city. Designed by the American architect John H. Duncan (also he designed the Grant Monument in the United States) with Cuban Leonardo Morales, the avenue has a beautiful central promenade bedecked with flower beds, plus attractive works as the clock tower and fountain of the Americas.

Its extension is delimited by the tunnel that connects to the Vedado and the Santa Ana River in the town of Santa Fe. Along its sides can be seen important religious buildings like the Jesus Church of Miramar, the Church of Santa Rita and the National Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua.

Type: Street

Year built:1930

Address: 5ta Avenida, Desde la desembocadura del Río Almendares hasta el Río Santa Ana, en el poblado de Santa Fe

Author: John H. Duncan y Leonardo Morales

Style: Eclectic Style

Area of interest: Architecture, History, Gastronomy, Politics

Services: Government, Shop, Religious temple