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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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  • All the exhibits are in Spanish so we used the camera feature in Google Translate to translate them in English and it worked great. It is interesting to learn the story of the "Bay of Pigs" invasion f...  more »
  • Not an expensive museum in general with some interesting paraphenalia around and inside (guns, tanks, uniforms etc) but it was mostly posters printed with pictures and descriptions of events leading u...  more »
  • This museum tells the Revolution's side of the Bay of Pigs story. The photos and memorabilia are interesting. However, if you read Spanish well, you may be a bit taken aback. Virtually all the informa...  more »