Right in front of the National Capitol, located in a roundabout, this fountain was built in Carrara marble in 1837 and was sculpted for the Count of Villanueva by Giuseppe Gaggini.

The indigenous woman is represented in this statue, seated on her throne, adorned with feathers. In her arms she holds a shield that bears the coat of arms of the city and a horn-shaped basket with fruits, surrounded by four dolphins that expel water on the shells that form its base. This sculptural work has served as an inspiration to various poets, and has also appeared in various fantasy tales. This place is considered a must-see for locals and visitors.


The Paseo Marti, or Paseo del Prado, as it is known by all Cubans, extends from the Fountain of India to the Malecón Habanero. Its construction began in 1772 by order of the Marqués de la Torre and ended in the 1830s, during the mandate of Miguel Tacón, Governor and Captain General of Cuba (1834-1838).

The promenade, about 2 km long, is divided into four well-defined sections: El Paseo, Central Park, where the first sculpture by José Marti is located; the Esplanade of the Capitol; and the Parque de la Fraternidad. In 1928, added to the avenue were eight bronze statues in the shape of lions that pretend to be watching over the promenade. This promenade is considered a place highly appreciated by Cubans of all time and an attraction for tourists who visit us.


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