San Carlos Institute

Where Jose Martí officially began the movement to gain Cuba's independence from Spain.

Located on Duval Street, the San Carlos Institute is an important part of Cuban-American history.

Located on Duval Street, the San Carlos Institute is an important part of Cuban-American history.

Key West and Cuba have always had a close relashionship – being only seperated by 90 miles.

And no building represents more Cuban history than the San Carlos building on Duval Street.

Built in 1890 by the San Carlos Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting Cuban culture and values.

In 1892, Jose Martí  famously made a speech at the San Carlos that is attributed with the beginning of Cuba’s independence movement from Spain.

Location: 516 Duval Street

Hours: Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – 12pm-6pm

Cost: Admission is FREE

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