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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  • Whatever your thoughts on communism, Che Guevara was an incredibly intelligent man with multiple talents. His determination to liberate peoples from many corrupt governments is inspiring. This is just...  more »
  • We have drove everything off in one day what the tour guide was produced. Therefore, we were also at the armored railway carriages, which have played an important decision in the implementation of the revolution. Prepared from my point of view but not good for foreign tourists. Almost nothing in English and information only very superficial - pity! And the beginning is once about half the space kick off, because the entrance cottage is at the other end of the input (which makes little sense from my point of view). Conclusion:, but if it is in Santa Clara, you should take it no highlight.
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  • He is remembered the train robbery by the Who and his men. There are the coaches and the bulldozer that served to derail the armored train where they got the weapons for the continuation of the revolution ... to see, even for historical culture
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