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“Museum of Cuban history”
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Freedom Tower
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I stayed there in '60's for one day as we were getting reunited with our family, so I guess I can consider myself as part of that historical
Place. So glad it has been maintained in good condition and for many to experience the Cuban struggle not financial but political suffrage as a people robbed of their birthplace!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

In case "Ricky Ricardo" is the only Cuban you knew; this is where it all began for Cubans fleeing socialist oppression. In a beautiful building which was once the home of the "Miami News", this became Miami's Ellis Island for Cuban emigrants.
Very touching and moving historical exposition .

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Considered by many as the Ellis Island of the South, the Freedom Tower is one of Miami’s most beloved and famous historic sites. It was once the home of the Miami News then became the processing, documenting and assistance Center for Cuban refugees fleeing Castro’s communist regime in the early 1960’s. After the major emigration ended in 1972, the building was sold to private entrepreneurs and changed owners several times. It remained in private ownership until 2005, when a group of developers deeded the property to Miami Dade College after preservationists opposed the development of a high rise condominium on the historic site. Today it is used as a cultural and educational center featuring interesting exhibits and events.

The Freedom Tower has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 and a U.S. National Historic Landmark since 2008. Cuban salsa legend Celia Cruz funeral was held at the Freedom Tower with an unprecedented attendance. The beautiful building is just a short walk from Bayside Marketplace and the American Airlines Arena, and a shirt drive from the Port of Miami. Pick a nice sunny day in tropical South Florida to visit all of these sites. Well worth it!

4  Thank LilMizMargi
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is the emblematic building that is part of the first Cuban Immigration to Florida. Now under the Miami Dade College Custody, this building represent to all cubans and descents the freedom of speech and live in United States.

1  Thank Nicky R
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The architecture is beautiful but it is the details that distinguish this building a must see when visiting. One really cool detail is the weather vane on top is a caraval, 16th century sailing ship and symbol of Vizcaya. We had great views as we walked to the Miami Heat game. It is directly across from American Airlines arena.

1  Thank Grover R
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