José Martí Memorial

Local nameMonumento a José Martí
LocationHavana, Cuba

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.

Tags MonumentMemorialView PointTower
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Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 9:30 am - 5 pm


Admission: 5 CUC
Elevator: 2 CUC

More information and contact


More information at

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

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