Parque Histórico Abel Santamaría
Fountain of Martí and Abel Santamaría
In the Parque Histórico Abel Santamaría there's a giant Cubist fountain engraved with the countenances of Abel Santamaría and José Martí...
Santiago's famous Moncada Barracks, a crenellated art deco 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....
Patio los Dos Abuelos
The old-timers label (abuelos means grandparents) carries a certain amount of truth. This relaxed live-music house is a bastion for...
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Parque Histórico Abel Santamaría information
This is the site of the former Saturnino Lora Civil Hospital, stormed by Abel Santamaría and 60 others on that fateful July day (they were later tortured and killed). 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.