José Martí Park
The Parque José Martí (José Martí Park), located in front of the Iglesia de Santa Catalina de Riccis Church, is one of the most outstanding spaces in the city of Guantánamo. Also known as Central Park, on its beginning it was named Weapons Square, because it was the place where the Spanish army did their military exercises. At the beginning of the 20th century started to be sowed different plants which, bit by bit, transformed the square into a park. The park, along the decades has been suffering different transformations, among which stand out the statue of the Major General Pedro A. Pérez in 1930, and the built of the known shell and a fountain raised for the plays of the Municipal Band, with half underground public restrooms, and which is standing since the middle of the 50s. At one side of the church is set up the “Martian corner”, made by a monumental seated figure of José Martí, in honour of the Apostle. Have a walk by the beautiful square and its surroundings and enjoy the cultural, political and commercial life revolving around the beautiful square.