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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  • None of the other world. But it has a historical importance that, if you are interested in the history of the revolution (like me) you're excited. Is there just from the Centre, across the river. In addition, Santa Clara is a beautiful city, it is the real Cuba (not unlike that seen in Havana, between contaminated of tourism) I recommend trying to change the CUC to national currency. This place is, except for the accommodation (which was about the 20CUC room, racing much much much) very cheap. Two individual pizzas cosataban 14 MN (0.75 CUC) beer 1CUC. What if... in July heat is overwhelming, and there is no beach so clear clothes and patience.
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  • A nice place to rest. Old train wagons in green surroundings. Some weapons and the oligatory Revolutionstory, heroes and pictures.  more »
  • Visiting Santa Clara, this place cannot be skipped. Note, however, that it be interesting. only those who like me interested in the history of those places who visit. the rest of the fans vegetable relaxing on the beach and trucking trip, consisting of the same herd lazy tourists. this place will cause only boredom and frustration.
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The central streets of Santa Clara offer a broad selection of accommodations. The streets surrounding Parque Leoncio Vidal remain among the best options there, offering easy access to top attractions in town and proximity to the green oasis in the center of the city. As with most destinations in Cuba, accommodations here tend towards smaller, family-owned bed and breakfasts.
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