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Mausoleo del Che Guevara

Santa Clara, Santa Clara, Cuba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was a very impressive memorial to Che and those comrades killed with him in Bolivia. The Cubans take this site extremely seriously and absolutely no cameras are allowed inside the actual Mausoleum. Witihn the mausoleum the ashes of Che and each of his comrades are contained within niches in the rock wall. A very simple idea, but done with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A very moving, atmospheric, evocative experience. The tomb and museum are a fitting tribute to the hero of heroes, regardless of your political persuasion in my opinion. We were lucky in that, unlike what the guidebooks say, we were the only visitors, post lunch on a Sunday. The staff are lovely and, despite my lack of Spanish and their minimal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I Think that everyone visits Cuba should go to Santa Clara to pay respect to a hero! Impressive outside, a place of memory and devotion in the interior not only for Che but for all those killed in Santa Clara. The thing that drew our attention in every town we visited in Cuba is that they respect and have homes... More

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Amiens, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The memorial is next to the museum of Che. They're both part of the same building. The mausoleum actually contains Che's ashes, and those of most of the others who died with him in Bolivia. Each funeral urn is displayed in a niche in the rock. There's no religion here, just worship. It's a secular monument to sacred memory. As... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a very moving experience .... you feel as if Che is following through the Museum, guiding you through the history and the Revolution ... a well organised museum and so easy to follow the history of Che through the years that he was alive.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We saw this museum in Santa Clara, full of historical facts that we were not aware of. We had learnt some history here. The museum is well organised and well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Monument to a great hero of modern Cuban history .Very clean and protected by the army ,as it is also a mausoleum to Che and his comrades .People show a lot of respect within the area and you can't help but be moved .The huge imposing statue of Che is very impressive as the area of Santa Clara is important... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was surprised by the beauty of this memorial mausoleum!! Everything is very well organized. To go inside you have to pay a fee and also you have to leave at security desk your bag.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

On our long drive from Camaguey to Havana we stopped off at the mausoleum. No cameras are allowed, part of the mausoleum contains the remains of Che Guevara and his comrades and the other part contains artifacts from his life. Outside the mausoleum is a statue of Che Guevara and a large memorial wall. It is all well cared for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The town of Santa Clara pays tribute to Che as it was here that effectively the revolutionaries defeated Batiste The memorial hall is tranquil and very moving. The other hall houses pictures of Che's life from childhood. I certainly didn't know he was a doctor before he was a fighter. There was a great deal to learn about him and... More

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