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Address: upper Vedado, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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This was the most impressive site we saw in Cuba. There is a Very large statue of Antonio Maceo on horseback. He was a hero of the wars of independence against Spain, and he was... read more

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Plaza de la Revolucion is stunning visually, on a huge scale that is difficult to appreciate from photos. It has been the site of many important meetings and events and is a great area to walk to see Cuban life swirling around you. It commemorates a hero of Cuba's earlier revolution, their struggle for independence from Spain.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Plaza itself isn't much but the statue and machetes artwork is very impressive in real life. They got a toilet at the bottom of the stairs in the back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most impressive site we saw in Cuba. There is a Very large statue of Antonio Maceo on horseback. He was a hero of the wars of independence against Spain, and he was killed in battle. In addition, there are 23 large machetes rising from the ground. They symbolize the date of March 23, 1878, when the war... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Revolucion Plaza is a historical site which has seen many mass events. It is located along two major avenues and contains a massive statute of the local hero Antonio Maceo. In addition to the mounted statute are the spires which according to the tour guide represent the wound Maceo suffered.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of history, huge statues and monuments all depicting important people and history from this region.

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cheshire uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Travelled sept 2016 and visited here as part of an organised overnight trip to Santiago Dr Cuba. Breathtaking monument surrounded by theatre and various billboards of the revolution. Amazing place full of history, gigantic monument amazing to see. Commemorates Antonio Marce resplendent upon a rearing horse. Great sense of history.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Granted, we only saw this beautiful and stunning comment from the window of a bus as we went by it, but I found it to be striking, and beautifully moving.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great monument located approximately half an hour walk from the city center. The huge "machetes" are pretty impressive and the Antonio Maceo sculpture (hero of the colonial wars) is grand, particularly taking into account that Cubans have limited resources. The only down side was the excrutiatingly hot tropical sun shine, too few trees, hence no shade, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I would write this review in Spanish but I am trying to encourage more person who speak English to visit Cuba. Santiago de Cuba happens to be my favorite city and La Plaza de la Revolucion is very distinct as you enter the city. It has a beautiful history and very scenic and good for photo ops. Visit

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We took a walk thru Revolution Plaza. You do not realize how commanding the statues are until you walk around this area. The best way to see Revolution Plaza is take a walk.

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