José Martí Memorial, Havana

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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 .
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  • I just reviewed this under Vedado. It is a monument to Jose Marti. I am not sure if you can go to top. it only had a window a top. A very tall tower.  more »
  • Jose Marti was the martyr, who became the symbol of Cuba's struggle for independence from Spain in the 1800's. He is the Cuban National Hero.  more »
  • Do not miss this opportunity! The 360 degree view is spectacular. We went up on a clear day and felt we could almost see all the way to Florida. We happened to be up at the top as a docent was escorti...  more »
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  • For a short visit. Be aware of the heat, prepare some water and think about umbrella :-)
  • It's Everything u can see in destroyed Cuba. What a shame.
  • 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.
  • Another great monument to Cuba's hero nacional
  • 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.

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