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. With our international travel planner, Santiago de Cuba attractions like Moncada Barracks can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Definitely worth a visit if you're in Cuba. We were on a tour around Cuba so already had our own guide, but I'd recommend paying for an English speaking guide if you're here to get the most from the b...  more »
  • Part of the building that sparked the revolution opens as a museum. And the rest is elementary school recess and has not so many kids in the square in front. Exhibits will tell the history of the revolution, but the bullet remains near the entrance wall where kids learn better why emotion deeply felt.
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  • We travelled here with a small group of people. We had an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. It was really interesting. Great experience.  more »
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  • Moncada Barraks is a must see. You can have a guided tour in English or Spanish and learn about the historic fight for liberation.
  • Fantastic ! I visited it twice. The first time I went through without a guide, the second time, more slowly with an English speaking guide. A very knowledgeable lady who knew so much about the History. Really worthwhile to have a guide and on e of the highlights of my trip.
  • Another beautiful historical place in Cuba
  • Fidel's failed attack on Moncada Barracks on July 26th 1953. So called Movimiento 26 Julio or M 26-7.
  • Smells of dead corpses

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