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The image of the Square of the Revolution has traveled the world countless times, as the undisputed home of the events of a people determined to transform their own society. Its area is small when the habanero people seem to merge to support the epic which all are a part.

The Square of the Revolution 'José Martí' is a site of unique historical value have been the scene of many major acts and events of the Cuban Revolution. In the vast esplanade that constitutes important events have been held the people of Cuba.

It was created under President Fulgencio Batista and was originally called Plaza Cívica, although his international fame began with the Cuban Revolution. It is through a resolution issued in 1961 that definitely called for which he is internationally known.

With a height of 112.75 meters to the finish tower and 141.95 to the headlights and flags, Monument to Jose Marti is the highest point in Havana. It has an overall diameter of 78.50 meters. The pyramid, about 28 meters wide, has an interior elevator 90 meters long and a staircase of 579 steps.

The statue of José Martí that we observed in the low and outside the monument complex are made up of 52 marble blocks and has a height of 18 meters. It was placed on that site in 1958 and is surrounded by 6 pillars representing the former provinces in which was divided Cuban territory, with their shields. Since 1996 it houses the José Martí Memorial.

In the area of the base of the monument 79 martianos thoughts engraved with gold color letters, distributed in five rooms that exist there are read. The top is a replica of the ground floor. On the floor the distances between the monument and the capitals of 43 countries and 8 parts of the country are reflected. From their balconies, in days of great visibility, you can see the habanero landscape at a distance of about 60 kilometers.

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In the Square of the Revolution we can find forehead against the Interior Ministry with the known image taken by photographer Korda made a sculptural relief work of Enrique Avila. In 2009 it opened in the Ministry of Informatics and Communications the work (the same artist and technical specifications) Camilo Cienfuegos. Other sites of interest are: National Theater of Cuba, Jose Marti National Library and the Covarrubias Theatre.

On 20 September 2009 the second Peace without Borders concert, promoted by the Colombian singer Juanes and was attended by fifteen bands and solo artists including Juanes himself was held at the Revolution Square.

Undoubtedly, the Revolution Square is frequented by tourists because of the major role it has had in the transcendental moments of the Cuban Revolution.

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