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20 Oct

The Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba

 

The Revolution Square is a public square in Havana, Cuba, with an area of ​​72 thousand square meters. It is located in the district of Havana with the same name.

It was built in the time of dictator Fulgencio Batista and was originally named “Civic Square”. It houses the Monument to José Martí and the Ministry of Interior, the latter with the well-known image of “Che Guevara”, a sculptural relief with the inscription “Hasta la victoria siempre.” In 2009 another sculpture appeared-this of Camilo Cienfuegos, a hero of the Cuban Revolution.

The Revolution Square has witnessed the most diverse and numerous political events held on the island, it become usual to bring together hundreds of thousands of participants. This is the place where people gather to celebrate the first of May (Workers Day) and their historic leader Fidel Castro, used to charm the masses with his endless speeches of not less than three hours, under the lash of the splendid tropical sun. This was also the place in which on September 20, 2009, the second concert “Peace without Borders” was The Revolution Square is a public square in Havana, Cuba, with an area of ​​72 thousand square meters. It is located in the town of the same name.

It was built in the time of dictator Fulgencio Batista and was originally named “Civic Square”. This houses the Monument to José Martí and the Ministry of Interior, the latter with the well-known image of “Che Guevara” this time, through a sculptural relief with the inscription “Hasta la victoria siempre.” In 2009 the work to Camilo Cienfuegos, a hero of the Cuban Revolution opened.

 

The Revolution Square has witnessed the most diverse and numerous political events held on the island, which as has become usual-bring together hundreds of thousands of participants. Is this the place where people gather to celebrate the first of May (Workers Day) and its historic leader Fidel Castro, used to charm the masses with their endless speeches of not less than three hours, under the lash the splendid tropical sun. This was also the place where on September 20, 2009, the second concert “Peace without Borders” was held, promoted by the Colombian singer Juanes and had the participation of 15 groups and soloists, including Juanes himself .

 

On September 20, 2015 on this square Pope Francisco celebrated Mass before nearly a million people, including 3,500 official guests, among them Raul Castro and the president of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner. The pope urged Cubans to care and serve to the most vulnerable of them.

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