In 1946, the hotel hosted the Havana Conference, an infamous mob summit run by Lucky Luciano, dramatized in The Godfather Part II.
Grand approach to the hotel.
The backside of the hotel has expansive grounds.
It was built on the Santa Clara Battery and has 2 large coastal guns dating from the late 19th century.
There is a museum on the role of the hotel during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
From the Hotel Nacional, we walked to Calle 23 at Calle L and hopped on the HabanaBusTour back to Parque Central.
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