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Plaza de la Revolución

Listed under Squares, Streets & Urban Spaces in Havana, Cuba.

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When Castro addressed his population he did it here, at times talking to more than a million citizens in person as well as people watching him at home throughout the rest of Cuba on TV. The main features of the empty square are the Jose Marti Memorial on a 109 metre high tower, which is in front of Castro's former offices, and on the opposite side is the huge Che Guevara image and slogan 'Hasta la Victoria Seimpre' (Forever Onwards Towards Victory) on a whole side of the Ministry of the Interior building. There's an elevator up to the top of the Marti Memorial, which is the highest point in the city.

As well as being hugely historic, this square is also just plain huge: around 72,000 square metres.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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