Parque Histórico Abel Santamaría
Fountain of Martí and Abel Santamaría
Santiago's famous Moncada Barracks, a grand crenallated building completed in 1938, is now synonymous with one of history's greatest...
Palacio de Justicia
On the opposite side of the street to the park, this court building was taken by fighters led by Raúl Castro during the Moncada attack....
Coppelia La Arboleda
Santiago’s ice-cream cathedral is a little out of the center, not that this lessens the queue-length. Yell out ¿Quién es último? (who...
Lonely Planet review
This is the site of the former Saturnino Lora Civil Hospital, stormed by Abel Santamaría and 60 others on that fateful July day. On October 16, 1953, Fidel Castro was tried in the Escuela de Enfermeras for leading the Moncada attack. It was here that he made his famous History Will Absolve Me speech.
The park contains a giant Cubist fountain engraved with the countenances of Abel Santamaría and José Martí that gushes out a veritable Niagara Falls of water.