Jose Marti Monument, Havana . Cuba
- Destination: Havana
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Paseo y Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Havana City. Cuba
- Telephone: (537) 8382347
Description Monuments: Jose Marti Monument, Havana . Cuba
A great exhibit of the life and work of the Apostle, and the story of the Memorial. A lookout from the city's highest point. Plaza de la Revolución. From Monday to Saturday.
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Jose Marti Monument is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.
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Jose Marti Memorial Museum
Set of monuments and museum on the work of the National Heroe. Inaugurated in 1996, on the 143rd anniversary of Martí's birth, it contains original documents, relics and engravings related to the life and work of the Cuban Apostle. The obelisk-a tower made of concrete and faced with marble-is also the highest lookout point over the city, for it rises to nearly 455 feet (138.5 meters) above sea level