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Moncada Barracks, Santiago de Cuba
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Visit the site of the beginning of Cuba’s most important historical movement when you head to Moncada Barracks. The barracks was the site of Fidel Castro’s July 26th assault, which he later named his revolution. The attack led to Castro’s imprisonment. Having been converted to a school after the revolution, visitors must now visit around the schedule of classes. Take a guided tour of the barracks to learn about the attack before heading to the small museum. The artifacts in the museum are labelled with Spanish labels and descriptors. Make Moncada Barracks a centerpiece of your Santiago de Cuba vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary planner.
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  • Just for the record, and I saw him die,... She was certee a little was "arranged" to maintain the symbol it represents.
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  • This is where you are taken by all tours and tour guides as relevant to the history of the revolution.Our day tour to the city with our tour guide Leo in his 55 Chevron told us that the bullet holes h...  more »
  • The museum has pictures of the torture and death of assailants, violent graphic material (just for you to know). Massive military construction proving the guts of the assailants plan. Once the surpris...  more »
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  • Good quality museum by Cuban standards, but don't bother if you can't read Spanish.
  • Fascinating displays and history
  • Yo visite santiago. Muy bonita
  • Historic that everyone must visit site. It is a fundamental part of our history
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  • One of the most important places to visit. Looks beautiful. Intentionally left traces of bullets and shrapnel on the walls.
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