Revolution Plaza, Havana

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Visit the great public expanse of Revolution Plaza, which provides the Cuban government with a base of operations and doubles as a site for large-scale political rallies and state speeches. Observe the giant steel depictions of Che Guevara and fellow guerillero, Camilo Cienfuegos, which adorn the facades of the governmental buildings. Gaze up at the towering 109 m (358 ft) star-shaped memorial, dedicated to national hero Jose Marti. Bring a camera to capture the square's architecture, as well as the beautiful examples of 1950s American cars waiting to whisk you off into the city. Put Revolution Plaza on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Havana holiday planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Lovely place, can not miss the visit to the island. The monument to José Martí and buildings with reliefs of "Che" and Fidel Castro made the perfect backdrop for a photo.
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  • August 15, 2017
    generates excitement of mythical characters. imposing and magical a good power is perceived and photo is required.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This huge square, full of symbolism for the people of Havana and the Cuban political system, maybe giving tourists the most iconic photo of the city with buildings of ministries and the image of the façades is stamped compulsory passage
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  • June 15, 2017
    Revolution square is monumental and it is interesting to consider historical events which happened there. On the day we visited, only two busloads of people were wandering about the plaza which really emphasized the size. Government buildings bordering the square have interesting art works showing past leaders.
  • June 30, 2017
    Revolution Plaza is a great place if you are interested in the Cuban history. Nice architecture. Only down side is that You need to pay to use the washroom.
  • March 21, 2017
    Amazing place with amazing history for one of the greatest elected leaders of all times! His excellency Fidel Castro held great, intellectually robust discourses and the people would flock by the millions (all by their own free will of course) to hear this amazing genius speak eloquent poetry that would just melt your eardrums! All hail this great fallen leader!
  • June 27, 2017
    Take some nice photos with Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos (commonly mistaken as Fidel Castro) cast iron portrait. Take photos to Jose Marti Memorial too. And soak in the atmosphere of the huge parade square where Fidel Castro held his famous speeches years ago.
  • June 30, 2017
    It's a testament to the determination and strength in the belief of an ideal or purpose; no matter how small or massive that ideal is!!

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