Revolution Plaza, Havana

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Visit the great public expanse of Revolution Plaza, which provides the Cuban government with a base of operations and doubles as a site for large-scale political rallies and state speeches. Observe the giant steel depictions of Che Guevara and fellow guerillero, Camilo Cienfuegos, which adorn the facades of the governmental buildings. Gaze up at the towering 109 m (358 ft) star-shaped memorial, dedicated to national hero Jose Marti. Bring a camera to capture the square's architecture, as well as the beautiful examples of 1950s American cars waiting to whisk you off into the city. Take a look at our Havana road trip planning website to schedule your visit to Revolution Plaza and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Overall very unimpressed. The expanse of car park in the middle of the iconic figures (that are lit at night) and the tower are really not worth going out of your way to see, unless you want to drive ...  more »
  • This place holds a lot of history. Standing here you can really see old vs new. There is usually a parking lot full of classic cars. You have two landmark building and the tower there. Loves of archit...  more »
  • Are those things that can not be seen, it is an icon, you can not miss and the bus q runs through the city do it as rather
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  • Very interesting site. When we were there, there was an exhibition of the 1950's cars that,are so common in Havana. They were amazingly maintained, although some had replaced the original engine with a new(er) one. Great photos and met done nice car enthusiasts.
  • Beautiful space to memorialize the revolution. The surrounding buildings are white and have very large likenesses of Cuban heroes, Jose Marti, Che Guevara and of course Fidel Castro. There is a tower like structure meant to remind the people to build on their success. Lots of operable antique vehicles that will take you wherever!
  • The famous square with the portraits of Che and another revolutionary on the side of the buildings. Now it's a great spot to see the restored old cars, which are all taxis now.
  • Very interesting to see where they hold all of the important rallies. Knowing that a million people can gather in the square seems impossible once you stand there. There isn't really much to do other than see it though so if time in Havana is limited, you might want to pass.
  • Amazing historical landmark. Havana has such a rich history.

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Old Havana remains the most popular neighborhood to stay in Cuba's capital. Here you'll find all manner of accommodations, from budget guesthouses and bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels. Some of the back streets in the old town can be quite rough, so visitors with children might want to steer clear of the area. Providing a quieter, more residential alternative, the western suburb of El Vedado exudes a relaxed atmosphere and serves as the perfect spot for a family vacation. If you're after better beach access, look farther west to the upper-class district of Miramar.
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