Edificio Bacardí



The Edificio Bacardí was opened in December 1930 in order to house the offices of the Bacardí rum company. It was the first Art Deco building built in Havana and at the time the tallest building in the city. For its construction, building material from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Italy, France, Belgium and Hungary were used. It is a 12-story building. Its facade is covered with red granite from Bavaria and its pyramid shaped design uses the tile as a decorative element from the Catalan modernism, giving the building a unique chromatic effect.

It is currently occupied by offices of domestic and foreign firms, after that in 1959 when the Cuban Revolution triumphed, the Bacardi company left Cuba. Both the interior and the facade preserve all the original decor in very good condition.

Type: Building

Year built:1929 - 1930

Address: Avenida de Bélgica (Monserrate) Nro. 261, entre las calles San Juan de Dios y Empedrado

Area: Old Havana

Author: Esteban Rodríguez Castells

Style: Catalonian Art Nouveau, Catalan Industrial, Art Deco

Area of interest: Architecture, History, Gastronomy, Politics, Interior or Industrial design

Services: Museum, Shop