José Martí Memorial, Havana

3.9
#22 of 202 in Things to do in Havana
Admire the bold design and interesting story behind José Martí Memorial, a monument built in dedication to one of Cuba's national heroes. A leader in Cuban revolutionary thought during the 19th century, Marti is remembered by the tower made of grey Cuban marble, in the shape of a five-pointed star, which reaches a height of 109 m (358 ft). At the foot of the tower, a statue of Marti looks out onto the ceremonial square. Take the elevator up the column to gain extensive views of the capital, and pay a visit to the museum on the ground floor. Learn how the story of the tower's construction links with the Cuban Revolution, and how President Batista supported the project.He displaced people who lived on the site, and their cause came to be championed by Fidel Castro. Be mindful of scammers operating in the area around the tower, pretending to be members of staff and soliciting payment. To visit José Martí Memorial on your trip to Havana, use our Havana route builder tool .
Create an itinerary including José Martí Memorial
map
José Martí Memorial Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,183 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • October 4, 2017
    No big deal, but it is a must for those who go to Havana. Is on Plaza de la revolucion, which is also a tourist spot of the city. If you have mild Sun Hat or parasol, there has no shadow.
    View original
  • September 29, 2017
    At the Revolution Square / Paza de la Revolucion is the monument of Jose Marti - the Cuban freedom fighter. The monument is an imposing towering structure..  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    The monument is located in plaza de la Revolución. Visit advisable. With classic car tours can take you to there
    View original
Google
  • June 17, 2017
    For a short visit. Be aware of the heat, prepare some water and think about umbrella :-)
  • June 20, 2017
    It's Everything u can see in destroyed Cuba. What a shame.
  • May 26, 2016
    I've been here a couple of times, sadly it was closed on my most recent visit. The memorial has a museum on the ground floor and offers great views from the top of the tower. One image that is worth seeing is of Fidel Castro speaking to a crowd of one million people in the Plaza de la Revolución from the stairs out front.
  • March 16, 2017
    Another great monument to Cuba's hero nacional
  • May 15, 2016
    Jose Marti Memorial is tower in a star-shaped plan, which is the tallest structure in Cuba. The ground floor is an exhibition hall about Jose Marti. However, due to the damage of elevator, it is not allowed to go up to the viewing terrace at the top floor of structure...where you suppose can have a panoramic view over the city.

Plan your trip to Havana

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Havana

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Havana by other users

7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Havana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA December, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Cuba, Bolivia & Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CAMBODIA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM HUNGARY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM ECUADOR December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Havana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans