Monumento a Julio Antonio Mella

Monument in Vedado

At the bottom of the Universidad de la Habana steps is a monument to the student leader who founded the first Cuban Communist Party in 1925. In 1929 Cuban president Gerardo Machado had Mella assassinated in Mexico City. More interesting than the monument itself are the black-and-white Mella portraits permanently mounted on the wall in the little park across Calle San Lázaro.