Havana Juan C. Zenea Monument
About Juan C. Zenea Monument
Juan C. Zenea Monument
At the end of the famous Prado Street in Havana is this monument to the lyrical poet Juan Clemente Zenea. He was a Cuban author born in Bayamo in 1834.
This monument was erected by the committee and the city council of Havana.
Zenea moved to Havana when he was quite young, got his education and “then devoted himself to teaching and literary pursuits. His liberal ideas forced him to emigrate several times, fixing his residence alternately in the United States and Mexico, with short sojourns at Havana. In 1861 he founded the Revista Habanera, which was suppressed by the government after two years of existence”.
Shortly after visiting President Cespedes in 1870 he was imprisoned by the Spanish forces, court-martialed and shot in Havana on the 25th August 1871.