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Moncada Barracks, Santiago de Cuba

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Historic Site
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 Moncada Barracks is the place where Fidel Castro made his first attempt to overthrow the Batista Government but failed spectacularly. Dressed in the uniform of a Cuban Soldier he was hoping to rel...  more »
  • These are the barracks that were attacked in the first uprising by President Fidel Castro. He was jailed for this and Mano of his foot soldiers executed, 119 of them I believe. Fidel was let out of ja...  more »
  • This is a key event leading up to the revolution; although Fidel's attempt to storm the barracks failed spectacularly, the punishment meted out to those caught had the effect of gaining more support f...  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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