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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  • The place gets, in particular to understand a point of view that in this case it is more a report documented extensively by photos and artifacts of the era, although sometimes shows through a bit of rhetoric over the complacency about having defeated the mercenaries USE.
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  • If you aren't a Spanish speaker or reader you will need a guide here to explain as all the signage is in Spanish. The museum is just little but is a great way of clarifying the complexities of the inv...  more »
  • I loved this little Museum that traces a part of the life of Fidel Castro and his army. The landing on the Bay of pigs, a lot of images, of personal effects of deceased in battle... must see
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