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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  • This is well out of central Havana town center best got there on the hop on and off bus. A must for everyone's bucket list and it takes at least 4 days to do it justice it is one of the best places i ...  more »
  • Very important to the history and culture of Cuba. Pretty much of a landmark as is Jose Marti and would be so in any city.  more »
  • Looks great but tour guide only allowed us a few minutes to take pictures then back on the bus. Would have been nice to have gone in there instead of visiting cigar and Rum place to buy stuff.  more »
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  • The José Martí Memorial is an important place for all Cubans, the place itself is a testament of how much we admire our apostle and national hero. As a Cuban is hard to me to be impartial towards this place in this review but, is a place that I can recommend to all visitors in the island who are interested in getting in touch with the culture and history of this amazing country.
  • Very nice view. Prices adequate. Very cold inside.
  • Great way to get a 360° view high above Havana, Cuba
  • For a short visit. Be aware of the heat, prepare some water and think about umbrella :-)
  • 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.
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