The José Martí Memorial is a memorial to José Martí, a national hero of Cuba, located on the northern side of the Plaza de la Revolución in the Vedado area of Havana. It consists of a star-shaped tower, a statue of Martí surrounded by six columns, and gardens. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world.
The 109 m tower, designed by a team of architects led by Raoul Otero de Galarraga, is in the form of a five-pointed star, encased in grey Cuban marble from the Isla de Pinos. The design was eventually selected from various entries put forward from a series of competitions beginning in 1939. Entries included a version of the tower topped with a statue of Martí, and a monument similar to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. with a statue of Martí seated within.
Mon - Sat: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Admission: 5 CUC
Elevator: 2 CUC
More information at visitarcuba.org http://www.visitarcuba.org/memorial-a-jose-marti
Phone +53 7 8820906
Address Calle Paseo y Ave. Independencia. Plaza de la Revolución. La Habana, Avenida Paseo, La Habana, Cuba
Coordinates 23°7'21.523" N -82°23'11.617" E