Monuments/ Statues in Cuba

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Monuments & Statues in Cuba

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  • Vukojebinje
    London, UK445 contributions
    Santa Clara is small, boring, and not particularly pleasant. I regret that I didn’t make a flying visit just to see the mausoleum. But, the mausoleum made it (just about) worthwhile and I’m glad I came. On my trip I didn’t find myself able to interact with the history of Cuba as much as I’d expected (or would have liked), and this was a fantastic opportunity to do so. The mausoleum isn’t particularly big, but it’s interesting and well curated. I’d say that an hour (and certainly no more than an hour and a half) is all that’s required to properly do this site, both inside and out. I’m glad that I did so.

    I understand that you can do day trips to Santa Clara from Havana; on this basis, I’d very much recommend you do so. Just make sure not to stay.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Maribel K
    5 contributions
    The view to the city from el Cristo was pretty, specially with the sunset where you can sit and enjoy the view and take pictures. The Che house museum is very close and it closes at 5pm.
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • pawel_hbg
    Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
    The José Martí Memorial is located in the center of Plaza de la Revolución Square. It is a huge monument almost 142 meters tall and 78,50 in diameter, and so the tallest structure in all of Havana- unfortunately we couldn't get close to it.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Joanne
    Lake Mary, FL1,750 contributions
    An interesting statue where you can make a wish. When we walked past, there was a live person dressed up and in bronze face paint that we actually mistook for another statue as he did not move for a while. Our group enjoyed taking photos. Area did have quite a few people approaching asking for money.
    Written 30 December 2022
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  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, UK1,891 contributions
    A must see if visiting Santa Clara. Lots of info and exhibits on Che. Impressive statue although not the best likeness. Also memorium to around 40 of the Cuban Freedom Fighters.
    Written 7 February 2020
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  • Esther P
    Chicago, IL1,402 contributions
    This is a beautiful statue that has a lot of symbolism. Be sure to take a few minutes to look at and study it. It might be a good idea to do some googling and find an article on the symbolism.
    Written 26 March 2020
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  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,282 contributions
    All the displays were located outdoors except for the yacht, Granma, which is housed in glass-enclosed building that you can only see from the outside. Admission onto the site was 200 pesos. Backpacks weren’t allowed and there was a storage area by the ticket booth for them. Displays had signs in both Spanish and English. Most of the displays were in the shade and it was nice to walk around. For a view of the Granma, you need to walk up a set of steps. The displays were mainly vehicles and planes from the 1950’s.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Betula103
    Australia7,903 contributions
    The central area was quite well maintained and there are many examples of colonial architecture. Some streets are purely for pedestrians abd there are churches, bars and restaurants.
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Melis
    1 contribution
    Yasa mustafa kemal yasa adin yazilacak bu cehver tasa. Izmirin daglarinda cicekler acar, yasa mustafa kemal pasa yasa adin yazilacak bu cehver tasa.

    We can’t proud of Ataturk enough and much appreciated to have this monument here.

    Saludos! Much love
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • dianedinky
    Dunfermline, UK734 contributions
    Not a lot to say here really, I mean it's a statue, it's art so you may like it or you may not depending on your tastes. What I can say is that (in my opinion) it is very well made and does at least look like the man and seems to capture his spirit.
    It was sculpted by the same designer as did the Hemingway in the Floridita bar so nice to have been able to see the pair.
    Written 26 April 2020
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  • Danglish.adventures
    Copenhagen, Denmark465 contributions
    Large park which looks out to the sea wall. From here you can relax and watch see Cubans rollerskating around the monuments. Grab a bench and take in the view and people watch.
    Written 14 February 2020
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  • pawel_hbg
    Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
    What is interesting no one knows the meaning behind this giant sculpture of a nude woman with a fork riding a rooster in Old Havana. 

    Written 7 July 2022
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  • SharonB231
    Toledo, OH1,211 contributions
    This statue is of Gades, a famous dancer. It is located in cathedral square. Statue is leaning against a building and looks very realistic. Sculptures located throughout Havana are awesome!
    Written 20 October 2018
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  • willtravel6062
    Bridgend, UK400 contributions
    Whilst walking around Havana we came across the Plaza de Armas and this fabulous statue dedicated to Carlos Manuel de Cespedes.He is regarded as the 'Father of the Country' and as such is an important part of Cuban history.There can be the usual mix of people trying to sell you odds and ends but if you say politely' No Gracias' they leave you alone.Cuban people are some of the friendliest we have encountered anywhere that we have visited.
    Written 29 September 2018
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  • Tim R
    Huddersfield, UK19 contributions
    Hill-top monument to runaway slaves on a hill with good views of El Cobre and an eye catching quarry lake. Need transport to get to the start, then a climb to the top.
    Written 10 December 2018
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