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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  • English below interesting option to learn more about the actions of Che in Cuba Interesting Che Guevara's place to get to know actions in Cuba
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  • another world... is part of the story... explore it in little time... There is a little expensive but these there... was a fact implrtante in the history of the revolution.
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  • I liked this site because we learn about a historical moment in the Cuban revolution. An important step if you want to follow in the footsteps of Che during your trip to Cuba.
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  • A snapshot of history captured with the very pieces of the revolution that played a part in it! Don't be fooled by the chilled atmosphere around the monument, life changing events too place right here!
  • Nice place created in memory of the events of 29 December 1958 (Battle of Santa Clara), if you're into Cuban history this is an interesting place to experince.
  • Beautiful place. The museum does not worth it, just the view.
  • Very suggestive place. It seems like the time has stopped when Che Guevara and his army attacked the "Tren Blindado" during the Cuban Revolution
  • Impressive display of history and equipment used in the battle of Santa Clara. The day that our Road Scholar tour was there they were power washing the train cars.

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