Moncada Barracks, Santiago de Cuba

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#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Santiago de Cuba
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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  • We visited here when we visited Santiago De Cuba. This is where the first shots of the revolution were fired and you can still see the bullet holes in the wall, well worth a visit  more »
  • Interesting and easy to connect as centrally located with a city tour. The city centre and other interesting attractions can be found nearby.
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  • This military barracks is the site of Castro's abortive attack, and the walls still show the numerous bullet holes. A guided tour of the museum is a must for any students of modern Cuban history.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
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