Bay of Pigs Monument

Miami, Florida: Little Havana Self-Guided Walking Tour

Bay of Pigs Monument

Miami, Florida 33135, United States

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Point of Interest Details

Check out the multiple points of interest down Cuban Memorial Way.

Cuban Memorial Boulevard and Bay of Pigs Monument Southwest 13th Avenue between 8th and 12th streets

This four-block boulevard off Calle Ocho has various monuments dedicated to Cuban freedom fighters. One of the most poignant is the Eternal Torch of Brigade 2506, a memorial to the soldiers who gave their lives in the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. Featured is a bronze statue of Nestor “Tony” Izquierdo, a Cuban revolutionary hero; a bronze map of Cuba; a statue of the Virgin Mary; and a bronze bust of General Antonio Maceo, an Afro-Cuban general who died fighting for the independence of Cuba. Also along the boulevard is the Plaza de Los Periodistas Cubanos, a memorial dedicated to Cuban journalists who devoted their writing and lives to speaking out against Castro’s regime. Note the large Ceiba tree with its roots filled with candles; it has religious significance to those who practice Santería. (source: http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/things-to-do/history-and-heritage/historic-little-havana )

This point of interest is part of the tour: Miami, Florida: Little Havana Self-Guided Walking Tour


 

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