Along the Malecón, Havana
The statue of Máximo Gómez y Báez (1836 – 1905), a Major General in Cuba's Ten Year War (1868–1878) against Spain. He was also Cuba's military commander in that country's War of Independence (1895–1898). Because he actually was from the Dominican Republic, its flag is flying beside Cuba's. The impressive statue of him sitting atop a horse, facing heroically out to sea, was created by Italian artist Aldo Gamba in 1935. In the background is the former Presidential Palace, now the Museum of the Revolution.