Two decades dedicated to the memory of Cuba’s national hero

The José Martí Memorial in Havana has not only just celebrated the 163rd anniversary of the birth of Cuba’s national hero, but it is also celebrating its first 20 years of existence, with a range of activities and events planned throughout 2016.

The history of the construction of this monument begins in the 1920s, with the arrival in Havana of French landscape architect and urban planner Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier, who plotted a development plan that conceived of the city as a system of integrated streets converging in a centerpiece.

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