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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  • The death of Fidel, made that it was not possible to visit the cars; but the visit was still informative.
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  • You must have seen any "activity" proposed in a package of three cities. A prefabricated, a decorum... Anyway, all read the story, see the pictures and keep its time to move and meet!
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  • A bit of staging the scene of the attack on the train armored by Fidel. Not great interest. Just a photo stop and go back.
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