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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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  • Our tour group thankfully agreed that another museum dedicated to the Revolution would be one to many, and we only briefly stopped to have a look at the facade pockmarked with bullet holes which seeme...  more »
  • One of our highlights, a must do in Santiago de Cuba! This museum is a little bit hidden in a preliminary school but it is a great testimony of the revolution that took place in Santiago.  more »
  • Guided tour through the museum featuring information, photos, models and relics from the revolution.  more »
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  • Fidel's failed attack on Moncada Barracks on July 26th 1953. So called Movimiento 26 Julio or M 26-7.
  • Good quality museum by Cuban standards, but don't bother if you can't read Spanish.
  • Fascinating displays and history
  • Fine...
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