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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  • It is essential in any visit to Santa Clara. The battle of Santa Clara in late December 1958 resulted in the capture of the Cuban city by the revolutionaries under the command of Che Guevara. The victory was decisive in the struggle of revolutionaries against the regime of general Fulgencio Batista: after 12 hours of the capture of the city. The armoured train heading east to assemble the troops of Batista's Government, remains in the place where the rebels derailed him after having destroyed the railway lines. their wagons
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  • This event changed the shape of Cuba so this is worth a visit. Lots of photos and information. Pleasantly represented. A bit of climbing involved.  more »
  • A partisan show (of course it is in Cuba) but it's worth the trip for not "not die idiot". Santa Clara is the city of Che so it is good to make the pilgrimage.
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