Plaza De La Revolucion

Plaza De La Revolucion, Havana: Address, Plaza De La Revolucion Reviews: 4/5

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Bud Bolsky
Brooklyn, NY12 contributions
May 2019
Everyone who comes to Havana takes this photograph. There are many images of Che throughout the country but this is the only one that is more ironic than iconic. Come at twilight or later when the image lights up the building and watches over the plaza. There is no shade on the plaza so don't go during the mid day. Best enjoyed at night when you are touring in an antique car as part of your drive through the city.
Written March 3, 2020
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,305 contributions
Mar 2020
There is no way to escape stopping at Plaza De La Revolucion. Every tour will stop there for a few minutes. The Jose Marti Memorial is beautiful Have your guide explain why "Hasta La Victoria Siempre" and "Vas bien, Fidel," the words next to the outlines of Che Guevera and Camino Cienfuegos are so meaningful.

This is also a good place to get photos of classic cars or to arrange for a ride. Many "hang out" here every day.
Written March 28, 2020
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Butch E
Nashville, TN645 contributions
Feb 2020
In my mind this is a must see/stop when in Havana. First you have the monument to Jose Mari, which is quite impressive and you can go to the top for a great view. Next you have official government buildings that have "portraits" of famous revolutionaries, including Che' Guevara. But most importantly, this is the square where Fidel gave his hours' long speeches! There are always lines of vintage cars waiting there as well. Very, very interesting.
Written February 17, 2020
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s1rw
Markham, Canada63 contributions
Feb 2020
For history buff take the tour with Maya she is knowledgeable and makes the tour exciting. Revolution Square is very impressive. Originally the Civic Centre built by Fulgenico Baptista and renamed the Revolution Square. The Obelisk towers over the Square with a statue of Josi Marti memorial. The façade of the Ministry of Interior is the iconic sculpture of Che Guevera created by Enrique Avila with the inscription “Hasta La Victoria Siempre – towards victory forever” but powerful lines inspired by the handwriting of Che. Opposite is the Ministry of Information with the sculpture of Camilio Cienfuegos with the inscription “Vas Bien Fidel – You are doing well Fidel” For car buff the square is decorated vintage cars from different eras .
Written February 15, 2020
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK833 contributions
Mar 2020
You’ll stop off briefly here on the classic car ride, but this is a location to return to and take in a little more slowly. Castro used to give four hour speeches to huge crowds, upwards of a million people reputedly, so there’s a fair bit of history here. The surrounding buildings date from the Batista era, but are now adorned with huge outline images of Che and Camilo Cienfuegos. Beneath the latter’s outline look for the words “Vas Bien, Fidel”. The story goes that during one of his speeches Castro realised that Cienfuegos had appeared behind him, to a huge ovation from the crowd. Castro asked Cienfuegos how he thought he was doing, and Camilo answered: “You’re doing fine, Fidel”. This phrase soon became a widely used slogan of the revolution
While in the square, be sire to ascend the tower dedicated to Jose Marti.
Written April 22, 2020
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dianedinky
253 contributions
Mar 2020
It's kind of like going to Beijing and not bothering to see Tiananmen Square. It isn't that much to look at, being just a huge grey square surrounded by concrete, but it's the historical significance that counts. Make sure you have good guide with you and you will be able to close your eyes and imagine the million people gathered round and hanging on Fidel's every word. Then you open your eyes and see all the old American cars waiting for the tourists! Spell broken :-)
The Jose Marti monument is the one picturesque element of the plaza. Make sure you at least walk over to that side and see his marble bust out front.
Written April 24, 2020
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vacation9778
Flushing, NY96 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our classic car tour brought us here. They parked alongside other classic cars and it was fun to watch the attention it drew. Our guide gave us great descriptions of each significant building and history of Cuba.
It was not crowded and we took the requisite pictures. A must go!
Written March 6, 2020
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Kurklu
Istanbul, Turkey100 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
First place to visit when you enter the city. Plaza is quite big with a very deep historical meaning for Cuba. Che’s and Castro’s memorials and Jose Marti statue are the main attractions.
Written February 2, 2020
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Aunt_Tray
Phoenixville, PA189 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
You should definitely stop here if you are in Havana. There is a lot of history here and is a good place to take pictures. There are a lot of classic cars in the parking lot if you want pictures with them too. Make sure you negotiate the price with them.
Written January 11, 2020
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Paul v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands767 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place is great!!

We walked first from the city centre to it and a day later we did a car tour.

This place is history.
Building with Che and Camilo on it.

Don't missing going into the Jose Marti tower
Written January 31, 2020
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