Che Guevara Mausoleum, Santa Clara

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Visit the hallowed site of Che Guevara Mausoleum, which stands where the last battle of the Cuban Revolution was fought, and where the celebrated revolutionary's remains now rest after their arrival from Bolivia in 1997. Observe Guevara's life told through various sculpted tableaus, depicting his beginnings in Guatemala, and in consultation with Castro. The museum offers even more about this highly revered and iconic hero; you will be required to deposit bags in lockers on entry. Using our international travel planner, Santa Clara attractions like Che Guevara Mausoleum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    This is obviously a can't miss Santa Clara! I am fascinated by Che, it's so naturally I wanted to see this place and I liked it, I cannot say what it is worth for someone whose opinion on the character is mixed! I guess that's to be seen in all cases, for the symbol. The statue is impressive and among the surrounding elements, include read, engraved in a block, the Che to Fidel farewell letter, very interesting. The Museum is full of items that belonged to him (such as his famous uniform) as well as photos, and there are a lot of things to read so those who do not know too will learn some interesting things. The mausoleum meanwhile is moving, it's special to be facing his grave, and for me there was a power cut pile when I found myself in front, kinda creepy ;-)
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  • October 3, 2017
    A must see in Santa Clara. We would definitely come back and see this important monument. Recommendation!  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Impressive on the outside, in my view, guarded by command s with a beret, we were there just before that closing, I thought it was good to have seen it, you come many drawings images very regularly in various cities in Cuba
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  • May 22, 2017
    This is a must see site for anyone travelling Cuba and trying to understand the history of the Revolution. Che and Fidels desire to support oppressed people around world is an important part of the of the legacy of the Cuban revolution. The small museum honoring Ches fallen fellow fighters from the ill-fated Bolivia campaign is a very touching part of whole monument. Shows the strong desire to honor all the individuals who have fought on the peoples side that can be traced throughout museums of the revolution across the country.
  • May 24, 2017
    The Che Guevara Mausoleum is a memorial in Santa Clara, Cuba. It houses the remains of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and twenty-nine of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 during Guevara's attempt to spur an armed uprising in Bolivia. The full area which contains a bronze 22-foot statue of Guevara is referred to as the Ernesto Guevara Sculptural Complex. Guevara was buried with full military honors on 17 October 1997 after his exhumed remains were discovered in Bolivia and returned to Cuba. At the site, there is a museum dedicated to Guevara's life and an eternal flame lit by Fidel Castro in his memory. Santa Clara was chosen as the location in remembrance of Guevara's troops taking the city on December 31, 1958, during the Battle of Santa Clara. The result of this final battle of the Cuban Revolution was Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fleeing into exile.
  • June 19, 2017
    It is not as impressive as hoped. The building is modern and well maintained but it is not necessary to make a detour to see it.
  • January 13, 2017
    It is a important place to visit. It is beautiful and good for pictures. The statue is giant and the square is very large. We're not allowed to bring cameras or take pictures inside the museum. Inside the museus you gonna see objects that were used by Che during his life.
  • March 16, 2017
    Very modern adn well done memorial to El Che, 100% worth visit. Completely free it follows the life of the great revolutionary

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