Cuba: Day 4

10 February 2007

Parque Céspedes, the main square in Santiago, from the roof of the Casa Granda Hotel. From left to right: Cathedral tower; a modern bank building; the oldest house in Santiago; and the town hall, with the balcony from which Castro announced victory of the Cuban Revolution and the birth of the new republic on 1 January 1959.

Mausoleum of Cuba’s national hero, José Martí, at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia. The changing of the guards takes place every half-an-hour. Numerous streets are named after Martí, as well as Havana’s international airport, and every town has a Plaza José Martí with a statue.

Lighthouse at the Citadel of San Pedro de la Roca.

Streets of Santiago de Cuba