Memorial a José Martí

Monument in Vedado

Image by Diana Cabrera Hernandez Lonely Planet

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 definitive word on Martí in Cuba) and a 129m lookout reached via a small CUC$2 lift (broken at last visit) with fantastic city views.