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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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  • Displayed in Spanish, but you can watch video of the war in English which helps to understand the war happened at Playa Giron in1961.  more »
  • The Cuban militia was mobilized to repel the invaders, US sponsored Cuban exiles who wanted to get their country back. From the point of view of the museum displays, it is hard to understand how the i...  more »
  • Retraces the landing in the Bay of pigs, with countless details, from the military tactics, to clothing, to the names of the dead, lots of photos and documenti...in half an hour is all 2 Cuc, recommended.
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