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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museo Giron by using our Playa Giron itinerary maker.
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  • July 31, 2017
    This museum gives you and insight into the Cuban mindset. The Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis, seem to more than anything else galvanize Cubans around Fidel and the Revolution in spite of the...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    This little museum is similar to many across Cuba, giving a Cuban perspective on the Bay of Pigs Invasion, with a number of artefacts from the time. It is well worth a break on the road from Havana to...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    If you are interested in the history of Cuba and passed around here can't help but visit this museum. Traces through billboards illustrated and miscellaneous items all the way of the Cuban revolution. 2 cuc. If you read all the billboards calmly the visit lasts an hour. recommended.
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