Celia Sánchez Monument

Monument in Manzanillo

About eight blocks southwest of the park lies Manzanillo's most evocative sight. Built in 1990, this terra-cotta-tiled staircase embellished with colorful ceramic murals runs up Calle Caridad between Martí and Luz Caballero. The birds and flowers on the reliefs represent Sánchez, lynchpin of the M-26-7 (July 26 Movement) and longtime aid to Castro, whose visage appears on the central mural near the top of the stairs. It's a moving memorial with excellent views out over the city and bay.