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Coppelia Park (Parque Coppelia)

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An ice cream. And that's it. - Une glace. Et c'est tout.

The famous ice cream factory, very popular in Havanna. Unfortunately the choice of flavors is... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Mougins, France
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Go to see the architecture!

This is the most beautiful place I've ever eaten ice cream at. I think we mistakenly ate with the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Michele M
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Reviewed 25 June 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 24 August 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.

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 19 July 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

4  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 12 July 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

1  Thank MelbourneOztraveller
Reviewed 18 May 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
Reviewed 30 April 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
Reviewed 28 April 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
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

It reminded me of the queues you used to see outside Soviet shops on tv. We were dropped off by taxi and joined the cue. 30 minutes later, we followed the throng into the concrete temple of 60's concrete architecture. We landed at a table...More

1  Thank DougieE992
Reviewed 10 March 2016

La Coppelia is actually a huge flying saucer-like building taking up a whole city block and has been a Cuban institution since 1966. We were accosted by a guard who tried to get us to go to the tourist section (where you'll be served the...More

2  Thank moot
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I love trying ice cream in the different countries I travel to and from I read in guide books, I had high hopes for Coppelia. The park in Havana was large and had many outdoor areas to sit and enjoy the ice cream desserts. It...More

5  Thank Cath_N_82
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