|Palace of the Revolution|
Palacio de la Revolución
Palace of the Revolution
|Current tenants||President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel|
|Design and construction|
The Palace of the Revolution (Spanish: Palacio de la Revolución), is a palace in Havana, Cuba which is the official residence of the President of Cuba. Besides being the residence of the President, It is used for official state functions, including forums, meetings and conventions.
The order to build the palace was given by then-President Carlos Prío Socarrás in 1943. It was to be the seat of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General. It was designed by the architect Pérez Benoita in 1943, with construction ending over a decade later in 1957. Between 1964 and 1965, transformations were made in the building to adapt it to the current Palace of the Revolution.
In 1965, the revolutionary government led by Fidel Castro ordered the relocation of the seat of government to the palace.
The building is divided into three areas, with the first being the office of the Council of Ministers. The second are the headquarters of the Council of State and the offices of the President and the First Vice President. The last is the offices of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.
- Hall of Ferns - It is named for the large number of fern plants surrounding it. It is here where the President of Cuba receives international leaders who visit the nation.
- Presidential Office - The office of the President
- Theater Hall
- Government Hospital.
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