Monumento a las Víctimas del Maine


West beyond the Hotel Nacional is a monument (1926) to the 266 American marines who were killed when the battleship USS Maine blew up mysteriously in Havana harbor in 1898. The American eagle that once sat on top was decapitated soon after the 1959 revolution. Despite rumors to this effect, its replacement in the form of a dove sculpted by Pablo Picasso never materialized.

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