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Coppelia Park (Parque Coppelia)

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Architecture and Ambience

We came here for the architecture rather than the ice cream. The flying saucer like building is... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
timbuk2Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
Basically a giant ice cream parlour

The most popular ice cream parlour in Havana, so popular with local people that the queue to enter... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

We came here for the architecture rather than the ice cream. The flying saucer like building is interesting. The upstairs level is divided into 4-5 sections, each is enclosed by a circular wall with coloured glass. The locals are happily seated enjoying the ice cream....More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

The most popular ice cream parlour in Havana, so popular with local people that the queue to enter (paying with pesos). It used to be the place where young people would hand out, in the same way as Italian ice cream shops in the UK....More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

I've heard great things about Coppelia. But as a tourist, your visit is vastly different from the locals'. Coppelia started out as one of Fidel Castro's pet projects, promising a fun-filled experience with 26 flavors of ice cream within a futuristic modern structure. Unfortunately, with...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

The famous ice cream factory, very popular in Havanna. Unfortunately the choice of flavors is usually limited to only a couple of flavors. I could chose between vanilla and chocolate. Insisting a bit, i was also proposed coconut... the ice cream itself is good enough,...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful place I've ever eaten ice cream at. I think we mistakenly ate with the locals, but hey, they took my CUP. The ice cream is nothing special but the building is spectacular.

1  Thank Michele M
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

As a tourist they will completely take advantage even when we could speak fluent Spanish. The queue outside the locals heckled you and asked for money. The guards bypassed us and took us upstairs. It was clearly a hustle. The room was empty, no windows...More

5  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

Off Avenida 23 (best known as La Rampa) is the open air ice-cream parlour known as Coppelia, by far the largest branch of a national chain. Long lines form among Cubans but foreign visitors who pay in CUCs can fat track these lines by using...More

2  Thank MelbourneOztraveller
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

No sensitive tourist should visit this disgusting place. I recently visited with a Cuban friend and her two daughters and stood in the line for Cubans. We waited three hours in the queue and over an hour when we got inside. My friend was told...More

12  Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

If you go to this place on a Sunday, you can see local people standing in ridiculously long lines waiting to buy some ice cream. As a tourist you don't have to queue because there is a separate area for tourists. They will probably have...More

1  Thank lottamatilda
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Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The CUP queue is interesting as it shows just how use to queueing Cuban people are for most things, wifi, foreign exchange and buying food. You don't need a lot of Spanish to order and sit with the locals. I sat with three strangers and...More

2  Thank BDBUnitedKingdom
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