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Revolution Plaza (Plaza De La Revolucion)

Upper Vedado, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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stunning monuments and the history of the square was fasanationing. A lot of steps to climb it you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Armagh, United Kingdom
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The Plaza is an iconic in the biggest island 🌴. Wide open place. Its a interesting museum there... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Upper Vedado, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stunning monuments and the history of the square was fasanationing. A lot of steps to climb it you want to go to the top but if was not a must.

Thank sanlewis7
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The Plaza is an iconic in the biggest island 🌴. Wide open place. Its a interesting museum there . Is include in our cuba tours adventure excursions .

Thank Pashanga
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Captures some of the Cuban revolution history. Great to step back and take it all in. Can sit and watch Cuba life go by.

Thank kcwalksja
Reviewed 15 July 2017

In Revolution Plaza we saw the statue honoring the hero Antonio Maceo. The equestrian statue with 23 machetes that raise upright represent the March 23, 1878 date when the Cuban fight for independence was renewed after the Protesta de Baraguá. It is considered the most...More

Thank patnjoe2015
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were doing a city tour and stopped to take pictures. A creepy, intimidating feeling was what I felt when visiting the place. Maybe that felling was the purpose of this monument.

Thank Mightymike1966
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were on a People 2 People tour. Basically just slowed down as we drove by this site; just enough to take a few photos through the window. We didn't see anyone walking around the monument, so I think most people just drive by without...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Revolution Plaza in Santiago is a 5 minute visit to snap a photo. Although, the site offers deep meaning. The equestrian figure is of the Major General Antonio Maceo 23 metallic elements similar to machetes, symbolizing the rebel spirit of the Cubans.

Thank troybrost
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The monument in the Plaza de La Revelucion is huge and has a commanding presence. we walked about the plaza but the museum was closed.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Interesting plaza with an enormous horse and rider statue and "machete" sculpture. This is dedicated to famed revolutionary Antonio Maceo. While in Cuba, I heard different versions of what the metal spikes mean. One person said they represented the machetes that attacked Maceo, another said...More

1  Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

You'll probably pass by here several times during your visit to Santiago de Cuba... very impressive monument and plaza where there were often school groups doing presentations. Its also across from a large theater which unfortunately was closed during out stay.

Thank Richard H
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Zach M
30 April 2017|
Response from Kumi M | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean from the city center? The Plaza is *in* Santiago de Cuba. It's at the entrance to the city! I don't recall the price of the taxi. Hopefully someone else can help!