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Poles without the flags

Very unusual site where all you see are poles without the flags. Not too sure what the history is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clarksville, Tennessee
Something different and interesting.

The building is interesting but what is even more eye catching are all the flag poles. The history... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unusual site where all you see are poles without the flags. Not too sure what the history is except it had something to do with a controversy between America and Cuba. These flag poles are directly in front of the US Embassy. Sadly, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

The building is interesting but what is even more eye catching are all the flag poles. The history behind all the flag poles was surprising. It is located across the street from the sea wall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GKP46
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Nothing to do here but get a photo of the US embassy. Area looks deserted. There are a large number of poles in front of the building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SharonB231
Reviewed July 1, 2018

This place is now mostly deserted since the restrictions put in place by the current administration. As a US citizen, I tried to contact them several times seeking clarification of the restrictions but I could get no answers. And Cuban citizens no longer line the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ed T
Reviewed June 16, 2018

It was a great feeling being in Havana and seeing our embassy standing tall. I can only hope we continue to make headway with the Cuban government.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank elindoo
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Well I've read some poor reviews of bare flag poles outside the now empty USA Embassy in Havana but you see they did the job they were supposed to at a time of perceived threat of public disorder. So here's the story that billboards encouraging...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank debspants
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Located along the Malecon (beyond Hotel Nacional) in the Vedado section of Havana. Easily walkable from La Rampa (Cale 23) & Hotel Nacional. Entry is not allowed. But a good photo of the U.S. Flag and the Embassy can be had from the exterior.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ctm7944
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Unimpressive and a lot of secret service SUV in the drive. But it's there and made a good back drop fot the Cuban mile car crash in F8. Which was nice for the young one to recognize.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank phnijman
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Cool to see outside but you cant go inside. They told us they dont allow Americans inside. You do not need to visit this place.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ashley N
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Happy to see there is a warming of relations between these two nations. Hopefully life for the Cuban people will prosper.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Richard B
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