The Tulipán Hotel is in the heart of Nuevo Vedado district which is characterised by its friendly atmosphere and extensive gardens. The hotel is well located for daily travel to all parts of Havana City, the International airport and the adjacent provinces.
The 172 room Tulip Hotel is just minutes from downtown Havana, and just 4 or 5 blocks away from the Plaza of the Revolution, the Jose Marti Memorial, National Theatre and the fabulous Colon Cemetery.
El Nuevo Vedado, the New Vedado, emerged after the Avenida 26 was constructed in the late 1940s. Many fine large "modern" detached houses were built, such as the ones of architect Hugo D'Acousta. Living here were mostly those from the higher classes.
Until recent decades the district was important for its passenger and freight railway terminal, Estación de Tulipán, Tulip Station. More important today, near the zoo, is the Via Azul tourist bus terminal.
The Havana Zoo has primates, large carnivores, and many native Cuban species of mamals, birds, reptiles and trees. There is also a playground of train rides, ponies, carriages and a cafe.
In Nuevo Vedado, on Loma and 39, is the converted Greek Orthodox church, now the 150-seat Teatro Buendia, home to the eponymous company whose performances are always worth seeing.