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In the centre of Havana is the Parque Central with a statue of José Marti, the Cuban national hero. Already in the 19th century it was the hub of urban life. The first hotel in Cuba, Inglaterra, was built here in 1875 and declared an official cultural monument in 1981. Right next door, the Gran Teatro is home to the Cuban National Ballet. And opposite, on the other side of the park, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Manzana de Gomez, Cuba's oldest department shop.