Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Santa Clara

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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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  • Vedere il treno, entrare al suo interno e vedere dal vivo gli indumenti dei soldati, le foto del Che è qualcosa di emozionante e triste allo stesso tempo. Vi Consiglio di andarci 
  • Interessante testimonianza della rivoluzione cubana, vale la pena una visita che non richiede neppure troppo tempo. 
  • Als je de geschiedenis een beetje kent is dit een indrukwekkend monument dat het kantelpunt van de Cubaanse revolutie goed weergeeft. Het toont volgens ons ook aan hoe men met eenvoudige middellen en ...  more »