The Project "Heritage Recovery and Cultural Development in Havana: Segundo Cabo Palace" is a multilateral cooperation initiative of the European Union and UNESCO, implemented by the UNESCO Havana Office. The Project aims at the restoration of the Segundo Cabo Palace, an emblematic monument in Old Havana, and at strengthening the cooperation between Cuba and the European Union in the fields of culture and heritage.
The Office of the Historian of the City of Havana (OHCH)
, is directly in charge of the restoration and future operation and management of the cultural programme as part of its functions in the management of "Old Havana and its System of Fortifications
”, a site of outstanding universal value declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
The Project is funded by the Thematic Programme of the European Union (EU): Investing in Human Resources
. The new cultural centre will be used mostly by the population of Old Havana and Cuba in general, thus contributing to the rapprochement of cultures, the intercultural dialogue and also favouring a unique management experience in cultural heritage.
Third year of the project
Presentation of the Project at the X Regional Encounter on Management of Historic Centres in Latin America and the Caribbean. Havana, Cuba, 18 May 2012
Meeting of the Management Committee of the Project, 15 March 2012.
Second year of the project
Presentation of the Project and visit to the Segundo Cabo Palace restoration works in the framework of the Workshop "Turning historical buildings into museums: cultural management, education and development", 5-7 December, 2011
European Union Monitoring Mission, 14-17 November 2011.
Workshop on Structural Survey (6-13 May 2011)
Meeting of the Management Committee of the Project Heritage Recovery and Cultural Development in Havana: Segundo Cabo Palace (12 April 2011)
Second Workshop on Cultural Use (7 April 2011)
First year of the Project
Images of historic evolution