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Museo Giron, Playa Giron

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3.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • a site that keeps part of the history of the area but mostly closely related to the facts of the mercenary landing Bay of pig
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  • Everything is in Spanish but even with little to know knowledge of the language it was still an interesting visit. There is some nice displays and considering there is not much going on in Giron it is...  read more »
  • It was a pity that all captions only in Spanish. In retrospect, it appears that you also can ask a guide. A beautiful museum
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  • deep into history with this museum full of pictures, weapons and explications both in spanish and english. Good experience
  • Small museum. They make you pay more if you want to take pictures, know...just don't make it obvious that you are taking pictures.
  • This a small museum (2 large rooms and outdoor exhibition) commemorating the 1961 defeat of the "Bay of pigs invasion" force. The indoor exhibition has few guns/mortars of both sides and some personal items of the fallen soldiers and civilians. There is a good explanation of the whole operation with maps and even some background on the life in the region before invasion. On the display in the outdoor exhibition are three tanks (T34,SU100 and M41) one aircraft (Hawker Sea Fury) and some wrecks of the invaders aircrafts (B26) and boats The entry fee is 2CUC (in 2013) and 1 CUC for camera. The acompanying texts are in Spanish and English (some incorrect and funny translations are present). The whole exhibition is bit heavy on the communistic propaganda which is a shame as this would be interesting even without it.
  • Museo Giron (Playa Giron, Cuba). Museum chronicling the collapse of the US in their landing attempt in 1961 in the Bay of pigs.
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  • Small museum about the invasion of the Bay of pigs and its defense. Not much to see if you are not special interest.
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