Havana – Visit To The Jose Marti Memorial

19 Mar


nfc capAnother of those places in Havana, like the Colon necropolis, that I have passed by numerous times but had never visited before.

Honey, our Cuban family friend, had a day off from medical university and offered to guide me.

A nice walk in the shade by the main artery leading to the Plaza de la Revolucion from the Vedado neighbourhood I was staying and half an hour later we were standing in the shade of this imposing monument built in the 50’s for the Cuban national hero.

See also : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Mart%C3%AD_Memorial

After paying at the booth in different currencies, Honey, getting a discount being a student paying in MN, me paying in cookies and an additional fee for taking pictures, we went inside where a very interesting exhibition was to be found.

Among old documents and pictures of both Marti and the memorial construction were also modern artefacts like a replica of the sword of Simon Bolivar that Hugo Chavez presented to Fidel in 2002.

A cool and aesthetically very appealing place – I liked it.

We then took the lift up to the viewing platform and indeed the vistas of Havana are unique from up there.

Highly recommended to anyone visiting Havana.



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