Paseo del Prado
Calle 37—the Prado—is lined with a central median with plaques and busts honoring illustrious citizens, including a life-size bronze figure of Benny Moré (esq. Av. 54). The Prado remains a social center and bustles with gossipy life.
Note the Casa de los Leones (e/ 58 y 60), an old mansion guarded by two life-size bronze lions.
The Club Cienfuegos (Calle 37, e/ Av. 8 y 12, tel. 043/52-6510), a baroque building erected in 1920, served for decades as the yacht club. The lobby exhibits antique silver trophies and other yachting memorabilia.
One block south, at the tip of the peninsula, a cultural park exhibits avant-garde sculptures.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition