Parque John Lennon, Havana

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Beatles fans won't want to miss Parque John Lennon, where a monument of the iconic musician sits on a bench. John Lennon enjoyed a legacy of adoration from the Cuban public, despite the country's ban on the Beatles during the 1960s and 70s. In 2000, Fidel Castro himself unveiled the monument, sculpted by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón and marking the 20th anniversary of Lennon's assassination in New York City. The inscription underneath cites lines from Lennon's beloved ode to peace, "Imagine," in both English and Spanish. Make Parque John Lennon a part of your Havana vacation plans using our Havana trip generator.
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  • Poor John, well, he must be wondering what he's doing here, in Cuba by train to wait I don't know what on his bench! Especially since several years previously, he rather took a beating for his... representation "decadence" of the company. Park without great interest so if not this anecdotal statue of John Lennon, who regularly steal his glasses, to the point where a guard is permanently present and remove them as soon as he leaves. A so-called tribute to the image of peace, idealism, sharing of John... considering the local context, I do not think it would well adhered. The recovery of this icon at a time; to give a new impetus to the mistakes of the past (even completely turning his jacket) and to legitimize the music that young Cuban at the time fell in love with another world, another hopeful: exchanged under the coat. is manifest and do not take! Not to be proud! John Lennon had chosen NYC, not Havana, as resort?! You can avoid the visit!
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  • a beautiful park, in the District of Vedado, beautiful area, with many trees, quiet, and luxurious houses, worth a walk by there, not far away, like walking, is the cemetery of Columbus, who is also worth and just a few blocks arrive at the Park, I lo hize in cocotaxi, who also was a beautiful experience, waited for us and brought us back to the Centre (15 cuc)
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  • What a revelation to find a statue of John Lennon in Havana. When our guide said we were going to see a statue of Lenin, I made a different assumption! The statue is good for a photo op. I wouldn't re...  more »
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  • Parque Lennon is probably a little overdone. Apart from a statue of John Lennon with real glasses on his nose there's not much to see unless you're a hard nosed tourist .
  • The statue of Lennon is great, but it was so refreshing to see kids playing in the park and having a great time. It's hard not to smile when you're here because everyone is having a great day.
  • The statue of John Lennon is handsome and the place is pleasant. Distant distance from the city center
  • Around the corner is The Yellow Submarine cool night club with live classic rock music playing everynite. The park bench is perfect for pictures and singing old Beatle songs
  • Really nice park in Havana. Interesting statue of John Lennon.

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