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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. Before you head to Havana, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Havana holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Havana has to offer, including José Martí Memorial.
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  • the story exposed in a spectacular monument to the great father of the Cuban pariah. In the center of the Plaza of the revolution is this monument built in 1958, with nearly 140 meters in height is the tallest structure in Havana. In front of the Memorial is a stunning marble statue of José Martí sitting in pensive attitude. José Martí Memorial houses a Museum, which brings together an important collection about the hero of Cuban independence. The mirador offers exceptional views of the city of Havana.
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  • You can't help but know this attraction that has the best view of havana. Since the huge statue at the entrance to the view from the lookout point, everything is a must in this attraction. Required point of the city. VA de taxi
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  • Our tour guide was young but his interpretation of the revolution is when Jose' Marti gained independence from the Spanish. And then the Americans stepped in and supported Batista ...  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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