One of the lesser-known memorials to Che Guevara in Cuba is the statue of Che and a child that’s located at the provincial headquarters of the Cuban communist party in Santa Clara.
The child that Che is holding represents the future. In various places around Che’s body, small figures represent various stages or events in Che’s life. For example, there’s a little motorcyclist representing Guevara’s travels in South America. At his waist, his belt buckle is opening like a stage or ramp with a crowd of comrades marching arm in arm celebrating their triumph in the Cuban revolution.
The sculpture was created by Basque sculptor Casto Solano Morroyo and unveiled in 1999. It’s located just a few blocks east of the Parque del Tren Blindado (Park of the Armored Train) that commemorates the pivotal battle of the Cuban revolution.