Memorial a José Martí


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) with fantastic city views.

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