Monument to Jose Marti

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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,452 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The José Martí Memorial is located in the center of Plaza de la Revolución Square. It is a huge monument almost 142 meters tall and 78,50 in diameter, and so the tallest structure in all of Havana- unfortunately we couldn't get close to it.
Written June 20, 2022
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boo59Leicester
Leicester, UK346 contributions
Mar 2022
As I have reoprted in all my reviews around this area, please learn about this important statue to the great Jose Marti. I had a wonderful day learning so much about this period in Cuba. A very impressive site indeed.
Written March 6, 2022
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA3,820 contributions
Sep 2020
Taking center stage at Plaza de la Revolution, this is Havana's tallest structure, affording a terrific vantage point over Havana. The statue of Jose Marti in front takes on a thinker pose.
Written September 23, 2020
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK892 contributions
Mar 2020
Jose Marti is one of the great Cuban patriots and nationalists – he was originally a poet, but in the last couple of decades of the 19th century became fully engaged in revolutionary movements in Cuba. After building up a band of supporters in the Sierra Maestra mountains, just as Fidel would do almost sixty years later, he was killed in battle in 1895. You’ll see a statue to Jose Marti in almost every Cuban town, but here in Havana he has been memorialised in a museum built in the base of a tower which is the highest look-out point in Havana. We didn’t have enough time to visit the museum, which contains a rage of exhibits from Marti’s life, but it’s definitely worth taking the elevator to the viewing point at the top for excellent 360 degree views of the city.
Below the Jose Marti tower, as you leave, it’s worth finding the rows of seats for dignitaries, from where Fidel used to stir the masses with his revolutionary oratory.
Written April 9, 2020
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Betula103
Australia7,899 contributions
Feb 2020
Marti is considered a Cuban national hero due to his involvement in the fight for independence from Spain. Fidel Castro used to hold his long drawn-out rally-speeches here. Plaza de la Revolution is not just this large square; it is also the name of the district it is in.
Written March 13, 2020
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georger572018
Glasgow, UK235 contributions
Feb 2020
From the top of the tower reached via an internal lift you get stunning panoramic views of the city in all directions. On the ground floor there is also a very interesting museum. Takes about an hour to wander through the museum and go to the top! A must see attraction!
Written February 28, 2020
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Bud Bolsky
Brooklyn, NY12 contributions
May 2019
The monument to José Marti, a national hero in Cuba’s struggle for independence from Spain, built by Castro in Plaza de la Revolucion, is the tallest point in Havana, like the Washington Monument in, wait for it, Washington D.C.

You don't have to stop: you can take a picture from a vintage Chevy taxi cab like I did as we drove around in the twilight. You don't want to be walking here during the mid day sun as there is no shade in the open plaza.

My mom remembers visiting José Marti’s house, which is near her childhood home, as part of a school trip. It’s one of the few buildings in her neighborhood still in pristine condition. It's in a residential area blocks from the Capitol. Can you believe school trips are part of the education system in Cuba since then, as they are here in the states?
Written February 25, 2020
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Butch E
Nashville, TN648 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a monument to Jose Mari, but it also is the square where Fidel Castro gave his historic hours' long speeches. The whole plaza is known as Revolution Plaza. The monument and plaza are a must see who in Havana.
Written February 17, 2020
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Linda A
Winnipeg, Canada338 contributions
Dec 2019
Most tourists are familiar with the towering effigy of José Martí that dominates Revolución Square. However, it is evident from the several hundred photos posted to TripAdvisor’s site, that much fewer are acquainted with the noble museum inside.
Although some exhibit areas were being renovated during my visit, there are otherwise extensive displays that give a thorough history of Martí, including his travels and work in other areas of the Americas where he is also revered. I was especially impressed by the centre walls that feature quotes from his writings. The museum is quietly elegant and dignified, a perfect homage to the man who has inspired Cubans for over a century and who continues to do so still.
There is a small kiosk that sells some books of Martí’s work plus a few other items and, for a small fee, one can visit the top of the tower which offers a great view of Havana.
The José Martí Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in Cuba’s history, or even for those who are curious about the man whose face is depicted everywhere, including the entrance of almost every school in Cuba.

TIP: Check hours before going, ..a reputable guide book I used stated that the museum was open on weekends, which wasn’t so during my visit.
Written February 12, 2020
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Paul v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands768 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We walk to the square and you see an big open space and Che and Camilo on the wall of the buildings.

Ones you come to the tower there are statues of Jose Marti,leader of the indepence war vs Spain in 1900.

The museum is only in Spanish and tells his story for 2 extra you can go up in the tower 137 m up for an wow view over Habana.
Written February 2, 2020
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