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Best things to do in Havanna

“The Revolution Square (Plaza de la Revolucion) with all the surrounding buildings, which are the seat of all ministries and government departments, including the Biblioteca Nacional (the National Library), is the sociopolitical centre of the country. The square is the 31st largest city square in the world, measuring 72,000 square meters. It has been notable as being where many political rallies take place and Fidel Castro addressed Cubans and delivered many of his long speeches. The square is dominated by the José Martí Memorial (pronounced the national hero), which features a 109 m (358 ft) tall obelisk and an 18 m (59 ft) statue of Jose Marti. Located behind the memorial is the Palace of the Revolution, the seat of the Cuban government and Communist Party. The 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 to the top of the memorial, at 109 m one of the tallest points in the city. Do not hesitate and take the lift up to the top of the obelisk. You'll have a 360 degrees view of Havana. ”
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