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Havana  

Sundial 717
State/Province:  Havana Country:  Cuba
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   23° 07' N approx. Longitude:   82° 23' W approx.
Location:
  • Top of "San Ambrosio" General Army Building
    Cuartel General del Ej?rcito
    Between Surez Street and Factoria Street
    Havana
 
Description:
  • A carved stone, south-facing vertical dial with polar-pointing gnomon, hour lines and Roman hour numerals. The construction date of 1817 is prominently shown at the top of the dial. This is a historic Cuban sundial, known at the "dean of Cuban sundials" and referenced in "This is Cuba, Things of My Country."
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Government of Cuba
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1817
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15