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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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: )

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


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