La Fuente de las Antilles

Las Tunas

This work, first unveiled in 1977, was elemental in reviving Cuba’s sculpturing traditions and making Las Tunas its HQ. The sculpture comprises a huge fountain filled with elaborate interwoven figures symbolizing the emergence of the Greater Antilles' indigenous people from the Caribbean Sea. Cuba is represented by an India dormida (sleeping Taíno woman).

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Nearby Las Tunas attractions

1. Museo Memorial Mártires de Barbados

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Las Tunas' most evocative sight is in the former home of Carlos Leyva González, an Olympic fencer killed in the nation's worst terrorist atrocity: the…

2. Monumento Al Trabajo

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The 8m-high abstract Monumento Al Trabajo by José Peláez pays cubist homage to Cuban workers.

3. Memorial Vicente García

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A colonial-era structure near the eponymous park that commemorates Las Tunas' great War of Independence hero who captured the town from the Spanish in…

5. Statue of José Martí

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In the central hub of Plaza Martí an inventive bronze statue of the 'apostle of Cuban independence' by Rita Longa doubles as a solar clock. It was opened…

7. Mestizaje

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A multifaced representation of Cuba’s mixed races in the Parque de la India near the bus station.

8. Monumento a Alfabetización

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The pencil-like Monumento a Alfabetización marks the act passed in Las Tunas on November 16, 1961, to stamp out illiteracy.