Museo Lezama Lima
Literature buffs might detour to Museo Lezama Lima (Trocadero #162, e/ Crespo y Industria, tel. 07/863-4161, Tues.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., entrance CUC2, guide CUC1),four blocks east of Galiano, in the former home of writer José Lezama Lima. The novelist is most famous for Paradiso, an autobiographical, sexually explicit, homoerotic baroque novel that viewed Cuba as a “paradise lost” and was eventually made into a renowned movie.
Lima fell afoul of Fidel Castro and became a recluse until his death in 1975.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition