Located at the intersection of the streets of San Lázaro and Neptuno, right in front of the stone steps of the University of Havana.
This site, declared a National Monument, contains the ashes of Julio Antonio Mella, founder of the Student University Federation (Federación Estudiantil Universitaria: FEU) and of the first Communist Party of Cuba.
The black and white contrasting shades of its steel walls, face a solid bronze bust that is a reminder of the student fighter’s effigy, from which emanate the magnificent dates of his university life: MCMIII, MCMXXIII, MCMXXV, MCMXXIX, that of his birth, that of the FEU’s Founding, the Communist Party, and the fatal year of 1929 when he was assassinated in Mexico.
The sculptural complex is a site of pilgrimage for every visitor that wishes to know all about the political events that shaped Cuba into what it is today.
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