Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Santa Clara

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Monument Tourist Spot
Learn about the Cuban Revolution at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, a national monument, museum, and memorial garden. The site centers around an armored train that President Batista sent to Santa Clara in 1958 in an attempt to change the outcome of the war. Carrying 373 armed soldiers, ammunition, and two month's worth of provisions, the train was attacked by 18 guerrillas under the command of Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The officers surrendered after Guevara bulldozed a portion of the track. The train carriages make up the museum rooms, displaying photographs and artifacts. Tour the memorial garden to see an obelisk dedicated to Guevara, and the bulldozer he used to orchestrate this victory against the odds. To visit Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado on your holiday in Santa Clara, and find out what else Santa Clara has to offer, use our Santa Clara vacation route planner.
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  • Having heard and read so much of the battle of Santa Clara it was interesting to see the derailed carriages and bulldozer Some very well preserved history here and a pretty cool location in amongst th...  more »
  • This was my favorite Che site in Santa Clara by far. The train cars and the artistic rendition of an explosion do set a tone. I also enjoyed the veneration of the little bulldozer that could.  more »
  • Was quite fun to get the Cuban historical perspective ...we learned a great deal from the informative signs and the layout and creativity of the display was quite nice. A great advertisement for Cater...  more »