La Rampa, which means “the slope” in Spanish, is the last stretch of the famous Calle 23 or 23 Street, leading up to the center of Vedado. Built in 1930, the location primarily was used for a battery of canyons that protected the city from attack. In the 1950s, this was the area where many of the city’s highest buildings were built, including Someillán and the Mountain Lopez. Many hotels, clubs and shops also crowded along this stretch, such as Havana Libre, the former site of Hilton Hotel, the Hotel Capri and the Hotel Nacional. The country’s most famous ice cream shop Coppelia is also very close to the street.