Memorial a José Martí
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Memorial a José Martí information
Center-stage in Plaza de la Revolución is this monument, which at 138.5m is Havana's tallest structure. Fronted by an impressive 17m marble statue of a seated Martí in a pensive Thinker pose, the memorial houses a museum – the definite word on Martí in Cuba – and a 129m lookout reached via a small CUC$2 lift (broken at last visit) with fantastic city views.