Rosalia Abreu would be very happy to know that in her Havana mansion built in what was the fifth Las Delicias and that Finca de los Monos began to be named, today a large technological park is built with multiple options for recreation, learning and the feast of the senses. The site is today as the oasis in which that woman lived and dreamed, accompanied by animals of different types, among them the largest reserve of apes in captivity in the world and where she achieved the first birth of a chimpanzee in these conditions.
Despite the torrential downpour that woke up in Havana on November 10, the farm was filled with children and their families, to attend the opening ceremony in which the president of the National Assembly and the State Council, Esteban Lazo; the first secretary of the Party and the president of the provincial Government, Luis Antonio Torres Iribar and Reinaldo Garcia Zapata, respectively; several ministers and workers of the entities that made these works possible.
After the inauguration, the delegation made an extensive tour of the parks and gardens of the place, the game rooms, the cyber cafe, the language laboratory, the robotics classroom, the target shooting room, the virtual library, a 3D cinema and another 12D, accompanied by Ivan Barreto, director of the Computer and Audiovisual Media Company (CINESOFT), an entity that together with other specialists and the collaboration of the Technological University of Havana Jose Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE), was responsible for putting these spaces available to children and young people.
Located at the intersection of Santa Catalina and Palatino streets in the populous neighborhood of the Sports Casino on the Hill, Finca de los Monos opens to interact with computers and electronics from fun and learning, where traditional children's games fit , camp and learn history.
An inflatable park, a train, a plane and a boat with simulators, in addition to cafeterias, restaurant and a party area, are part of this renovated castle that will operate from Monday to Friday in the mornings, such as Pioneer Palace, while two from the afternoon to 10 at night it will open to the public.
Rosalia Abreu, that patriot born in 1862, who helped in the War of Independence and that at her death bequeathed her great fortune to the development of zoology, would be grateful that the great palace that was her home is today at the service of the people with this megaproject in which his inseparable friends are not lacking.
There are plenty of places for recreation in the new technological palace, where monkeys are not lacking, some of which were made by artist Kamyl Bullaudy.