Marti's Birth Place
Museums and Art Galleries - Old City of Havana
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This museum is located in the small, modest house where Jose Marti, Cuba's National Hero and the forger of its independence, was born on January 28, 1853. Jose Marti was also one of the most outstanding masters of Hispanic American literature in the 19th century, as well as a poet of sensitivity and an incisive journalist.
After being forced to leave Cuba because of his revolutionary ideas, Marti lived in several countries in Latin America, as well as in Spain and the United States.
He founded the Cuban Revolutionary Party, the organization that planned and led the final War for Independence, which broke out on February 24, 1895, under his leadership.
Marti was killed in action on May 19, 1895, in the vicinity of Dos Rios, in the former province of Oriente.
The museum, which opened on January
28, 1925, contains many of Marti's personal belongings, manuscripts, documents,
Updated August 20, 2000
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