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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  • You can visit, offer the bullet holes, but one strange sight in this historic place. Visit recommended, because you can reach the barracks on foot in about 10 minutes from the Plaza de Marte and about 20 minutes from the Parque Cespedes (northeast of Plaza de Marte).
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  • Free to experience Guide: very-oriented story, but it's interesting nonetheless and discussion possible. Go early to avoid the groups. At the opening we had a guide for two and the Museum was deserted.
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  • I have visited this place twice, and each time it is a unique experience. Through this place and guides you know the history of your country in a different way. Ainque possesses a Museum, it is also a school since the triumph of the revolution. Without a doubt is a place that you must visit if you are in Santiago de Cuba.
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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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