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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  • Museo Girón tells the Bay of Pigs invasion, but through the eyes of the Cubans. Impressive and interesting, or the lens is, that I leave in the middle.
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  • the Museum is a must-see, fast enough, he was able to be done with children below age who don't are interested not in that sort of thing
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  • Not to be missed in Playa Giron touring the Museum which highlights the historic Bay of the pigs made. I liked the way that will collect information, we request guide but you can visit him only I go reading information billboards and photos...
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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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