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Revolution Plaza (Plaza De La Revolucion)

Upper Vedado, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Fascinating perspective on the Cuban revolution

In Revolution Plaza we saw the statue honoring the hero Antonio Maceo. The equestrian statue with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandria, Virginia
Stopped there to take some pictures.. not really attractive place.

We were doing a city tour and stopped to take pictures. A creepy, intimidating feeling was what I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Upper Vedado, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 31 May 2017

There s so much to learn from history, and a lot of different versions of it. Visiting Cuba is a must do, I need to go back again before Starbucks and McDonalds get there!

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A lot of symbolism and history here,huge statue of General Maceo on horseback.Small museum built into the mound.The swords/ machetes are huge visit if you can.

Thank Jacky S
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Another revoloution square to be honest one of the better one's I visited.It can hold 80 thousand people and has some nice monuments.

Thank Jason Q
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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!