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Havana Sights

Parque Emiliano Zapata

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This park is dedicated to the Mexican revolutionary agrarian reformist Emiliano Zapata (1889–1919). Look for the John Lennon bronze seated on a bench. The Iglesia de Santa Rita, overlooking the park, is notable for its tower and for the sculpture of Santa Rita (by Rita Longa, whose work adorns the entrance to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes–Colección Cubana) just inside to the left. With sensuous lips, smooth features, and graceful curves, the work was branded

as too erotic to display by the early 20th-century chaplain, and the sculpture was hidden away until the mid-1990s.

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Av. 5, e/Calle 24 y Calle 26, Havana, Cuba


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