Museo-Casa Natal de Antonio Maceo

Museo-Casa Natal de Antonio Maceo information

Santiago de Cuba , Cuba
Los Maceos No 207
admission CUC$1
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Sat
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This important museum is where the mulato general and hero of both Wars of Independence was born, on June 14, 1845, and exhibits highlights of Maceo's life with photos, letters and a tattered flag that was flown in battle. Known as the Bronze Titan in Cuba for his bravery in battle, Maceo was the definitive 'man of action.'

In his 1878 Protest of Baraguá, he rejected any compromise with the colonial authorities and went into exile rather than sell out to the Spanish. Landing at Playa Duaba in 1895, he marched his army as far west as Pinar del Río before being killed in action in 1896.