Museo Fragua Martiana
Hallowed ground to Cubans, the small Museo Fragua Martiana (Museum of Martí’s Forging, Principe #108, esq. Hospital, tel. 07/870-7338, Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., free) occupies the site of the former San Lázaro quarry, where national hero José Martí and fellow prisoners were forced to break rocks.
The Museo Fragua Martiana displays manuscripts and even shackles. To its rear, the quarry has been turned into a garden, with a life-size bronze statue of Martí.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition