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Cuban Embassy in Mexico City

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The Cuban Embassy in Mexico is located at the far western-end of the important Avenida Presidente Masaryk. The Polanco neighborhood is a fitting place to recall that it was in Cuba that early Spanish expeditions to the continent originated. Mexico’s geographic proximity to Cuba has always been significant. The countries are separated by only 2,236 km of sea. Political proximity has also long been relevant. Both countries have maintained uninterrupted diplomatic relations since 1903.

The present embassy dates from the 1970s when both governments agreed upon the present site. The architect selected for the project was Fernando Salinas who was already well-known and often celebrated for projects all across Cuba. This 1976 project includes echoes the Havana Sports City, and the Hilton and Monaco hotels in Cuba. The building here is divided into sections for administrative offices, and consulate offices surrounding a large central plaza. Salinas’ other significant work in Mexico is a giant monument to José Martí in Cancún.

The 1976 dedication of the complex also dedicated a 1976 mural by the painter Mariano Rodriguez. The fountain in the central plaza is said to recall the ocean currents surrounding cuba, although it also makes reference to ancient Tenochtitlán as a city in the middle of the ancient lake. Here, Salinas paid tribute to the long diplomatic and cultural relations between the two countries.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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