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Eastern Cuba Sights

Plaza de la Revolución

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Just about every city on the island has a Revolution Square, perhaps the most prominent markers of Cuban socialism. This one in the Reparto Sueño neighborhood was the site of Pope John Paul's address to Santiago during his visit. Towering above the plaza is the dramatic monument to Major General Antonio Maceo, one of the heroes of the wars of independence. It shows the general on his horse, going down in a battlefield portrayed by 23 steel machetes that rise from

the ground around him.

The small Exhibición de la Plaza de la Revolución has artifacts as well as holograms that represent important dates in Maceo's life. Av. de las Americas and Av. de los Libertadores, Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba. No phone. 1 cuc. Tues.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 9–1.

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