Statue of General Máximo Gómez

Habana Vieja

On a large traffic island overlooking the mouth of the harbor is a rather grand depiction of Máximo Gómez, a war hero from the Dominican Republic who fought tirelessly for Cuban independence in both the 1868 and 1895 conflicts with the Spanish. The impressive statue of him sitting atop a horse was created by Italian artist Aldo Gamba in 1935 and faces heroically out to sea.

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