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As part of our car tour we stopped at this huge monument. In front of the sea and the main Malecón, it remembers the victims of the USS Marine Ship. They say the explosion was so terrible that it hit some of the buildings.
This beautiful monument commemorates a very important part of Cuban history. Europeans first arrived in Cuba in the 1500's and all of the local natives were dead within 50 years. Cuba (mostly) remained a property of Spain from the 1500's until Spain lost the Spanish...More
Cuban president Alfredo Zayas, inaugurated this monument in 1925 with the presence of northamericans officers from the Navy and Army, in order to commemorate the shipwreck of the USS battleship Maine in February, 1898. The ship was sent to Havana following orders of the US...More
The US wasn't always Cuba's enemy. In fact, Cuba erected a memorial to commemorate our loss during the Cuban revolt against Spain.
The USS Maine was lost in Havana harbor in 1898 when she suddenly exploded and sank, killing about 75% of her crew.