Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Santa Clara

3.6
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. Use our Santa Clara trip planner to arrange your visit to Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado and other attractions in Santa Clara.
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  • Maybe it depends what tour company you are with but I had no experience of being stopped from entering any of the carriage museums. We arrived, our guide showed the group coupon, and we were free to....  more »
  • This is a “must-see” if you’re in Cuba and have even the slightest interest in Che and the revolution that overthrew Batista and brought Fidel to power. With a force of just around 300 rebels Che...  more »
  • This is a short walk from the Che statue (about 10 to 15 minutes) and one of the "big events" in Santa Clara. There are mini-museums in the various train cars so be sure to visit each one. There is.....  more »
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  • This park is really easy to get to - just walk east down the high street, and keep going on along the more normal looking street, and across the bridge - it is hard to miss, and has a tourist shop opposite. It is also worth making a trip to the statue of Che that is further along the same road (another 5 minute walk)
  • Nice homage to the train battle in Santa Clara. Worth a look.
  • Park celebrating Che overcoming overwhelming odds to stop a government armoured train with a bulldozer and a handful of men. Unfortunately the armoured carriages were locked when we visited because of a holiday.
  • Beautiful and quiet historic place
  • Nice set-up, but nothing special, unless you are Che and revolution fan.

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