The Plaza is 31st largest city square in the world (largest city squares), measuring 72,000 square meters.

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The square is notable as being where many political rallies take place and Fidel Castro and other political figures address Cubans. Fidel Castro has addressed more than a million Cubans on many important occasions, such as 1 May and 26 July each year.

Plaza de La Revolucion Cuba

The square is dominated by the José Martí Memorial, which features a 109 m (358 ft) tall tower and an 18 m (59 ft) statue. The National Library, many government ministries, and other buildings are located in and around the Plaza. Located behind the memorial are the closely guarded offices of former President Fidel Castro. Opposite the memorial on the far side of the square is the famous Che Guevara image with his well known slogan of “Hasta la Victoria Siempre” (Until the Everlasting Victory, Always) that identifies the Ministry of the Interior building.

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Construction of the square and the José Martí monument commenced during the Presidency of Fulgencio Batista. The square and the memorial were completed in 1959 (the year Fidel Castro came to power). It was originally called Plaza Cívica (Civic Square). After the Cuban Revolution (1959), it was renamed “Plaza de la Revolución” or “Revolution Square.” An elevator allows access the top of the memorial, at 109 m one the tallest points in the city.

Plaza de La Revolucion Cuba

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La Plaza de la Revolución es una plaza pública de la ciudad de La Habana, Cuba, una de las más grandes del mundo con 72 mil metros cuadrados.1 Está ubicada en la municipalidad del mismo nombre.

Che Guevara para Siempre
Che Guevara para Siempre

Fue creada en tiempos del presidente Fulgencio Batista y originalmente fue llamada Plaza Cívica, aunque su fama internacional comienza con la Revolución cubana.

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En ella podemos encontrar el Monumento a José Martí esculpido por Juan José Sicre y frente por frente tenemos el Ministerio del Interior con la conocida imagen del Che Guevara tomada por el fotógrafo Korda hecha un relieve escultórico, obra de Enrique Ávila.


En 2009 se inauguró la obra (del mismo artista y especificaciones técnicas) a Camilo Cienfuegos, otro gran héroe de la Revolución Cubana.

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