Museo Giron, Playa Giron

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Brush up on some local history at Museo Giron, a collection of artefacts, photographs and military vehicles that tell you the story of the Bay of Pigs invasion. In 1961, just a stones throw from the museum site, 1,400 Cuban exiles invaded the bay in an attempt to overthrow their leader, Fidel Castro, during the Cold War. An attack backed by the United States, the museum weaves together the history of the invasion from the Cuban perspective, with a film showing the "first defeat of US imperialism in the Americas". Explore outside the museum and find the British Hawker Sea Fury aircraft and ruins of an American aircraft carrier, reminders of the bay's very recent past. Arrange your visit to Museo Giron and discover more family-friendly attractions in Playa Giron using our Playa Giron holiday planner.
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  • You will need a guide if you do not speak Spanish. This museum is a must if you are interested in history and want to hear the other side of what we're taught in schools.  more »
  • Interesting if you like History and have a guide who can translate. There was no electricity when we visited  more »
  • The place gets, in particular to understand a point of view that in this case it is more a report documented extensively by photos and artifacts of the era, although sometimes shows through a bit of rhetoric over the complacency about having defeated the mercenaries USE.
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  • Small but interesting museeum. A way of exceriencing "the bay of pigs" from a Cuban perspective. Everything is in spanish so you'll need a guide / translater if you don't read spanish .
  • Interesting museum to get to know a bit better the Cuban history.
  • Quite small, accompanying texts in spanish only (where did people find english explanations, I wonder?)
  • Well worth a visit. Well curated and really rather informative.
  • deep into history with this museum full of pictures, weapons and explications both in spanish and english. Good experience

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