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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  • A fascinating look at the Bay of Pigs Invasion from the point of view of the Cubans - which is why I rate it very good. The museum is very small and can be swept through in under an hour - unless you ...  more »
  • The Museum is like a treasure chest that holds the memory of an event that lovingly has profoundly marked the history of the country and the life in the region.
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  • Museum exciting, and fortunately, since he was the only reason for my stay at Playa Giron. The explanations on the landing of Playa Giron are detailed and accompanied by pictures and objects. However, this museum is not of great interest for people not understanding Spanish (there are no translations in other languages), I guess that this remains a fairly superficial visit... But given the price (1CUC), it won't be money lost. The place is not very big but as there is a lot to read it takes awhile.
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