Plaza de la Revolución

sights / Squares & plazas

Lonely Planet review

As with all Cuban cities, Santiago has its bombastic Revolution square. This one's placed strategically at the junction of two sweeping avenues and anchored by an eye-catching statue of dedicated city hero (and native son), Antonio Maceo (or the modernist rendition of). Underneath the giant mound/plinth a small museum documents his life. Other notable buildings bordering the square include modern Teatro Heredia and the National Bus Station.