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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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  • The 1953 revolution started here with gun fire. The building is now a school and many school children are usually around the building. One part of the building is used as a museum discussing the revol...  more »
  • Become College, formerly headquarters of the army of Batista, assaulted by Fidel. Currently displays an allegorical Museum to that date, is intreresante.
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  • To understand what led the Cuban revolution you need to go to Moncada and see what was the dictatorship of Batista
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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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