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. 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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  • October 3, 2017
    Was so! Still on the streets. While everything goes ahead. the train is still there ... to remember what happened
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  • October 1, 2017
    Villa Clara, July-2017 East tour ride did on occasion before visiting the mausoleum of Che in Santa Clara. The input out 2 CUC per person. There there's a lady who gives you an introductory talk about the details of this revolutionary of end of the year 58 feat. Days before the triumph of the revolution. It is interesting above all for those who like history. It takes little more than half an hour
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  • October 1, 2017
    Along with the mausoleum to Che Guevara, is one of the places to visit in Santa Clara. This place reminds of another important fact occurred in Santa Clara, the derailment of the armored train. In December 1958, Ernesto Che Guevara organized the fall of Santa Clara by the derailment of an armoured train carrying more than 350 government soldiers and military weapons eastward. The success marked the end of the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista and the triumph of the Cuban nationalist revolution.
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