|Bacardi Building on Avenida de Belgica|
|Architect's Office in the Building|
|Entry on the ground floor|
The upper tower is crowned with a three dimensional statue of the famous Bacardi Bat. This is a real appropriate crown for the building that stood for everything rum when it was constructed.
After the Cuban Revolution and the departure of Bacardi from Cuba, the building became an office building. The Office of the City Historian of Havana began the restoration of the Edificio Bacardi at the end of the 1990's and it was completed in 2003. Today there is still some signs of more restoration going on throughout the structure.
On the mezzanine floor there is an operational bar that clearly has some of the most beautiful wood work that I've seen anywhere. It was a pleasure to be able to go and stand behind the bar and picture life of the fabulous sumptuous living style within the Bacardi Building. The ironic part of the whole the bar was that the rum served in the Bacardi Building mezzanine bar was Havana Club.
This is a king sized don't miss when you do get the chance to visit Havana and the rest of Cuba, hopefully in the very near future. ;o)