LA IGNACIA MONUMENT
This monument marks the place where the Independence War of the east was reborn on February 24th of the year of 1895. The event, known as the Cry of Ibarra (Grito de Ibarra) was organised by the National Hero José Martí from his exile and directed in this territory by two great personalities of Cuba’s history: Juan Gualberto Gómez and Antonio López Coloma.
This is a perpetual tribute of remembrance for the legendary fighters of the Island’s freedom against the Spanish colonial yoke.
The present day monument was built in the farmstead of La Ignacia (Finca La Ignacia), a wild spot of much natural beauty that well deserves a visit in the municipality of Limonar, less than 20 kilometres from the city of Matanzas.
Due to its high historical value this place has been declared a National Monument.
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