Museo Girón

Museo Girón, Playa Giron: Address, Phone Number, Museo Girón Reviews: 4/5

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Bidule05
France592 contributions
Isabelle (Fance)
May 2020
We visited the Museo de Playa Girón, which explains the battle Playa Girón. The display signs and video clearly and simply explain this Cuban history episode
An interesting small museum.
Written April 17, 2021
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dianedinky
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Informative if you know Spanish
Mar 2020
We really lucked out and managed to tag along with another group who had an English speaking guide who really, really new his stuff. If he hadn't been there I think I would have struggled to get much out of the museum as although there are many photos and artefacts to see it is the story behind them that is the fascinating bit.
It was hard to take pictures inside as (like many museums) the design didn't take into account all the reflections you get off the windows. It was also boiling hot inside when we were there and no fans to cool us. You do, of course, get a very Cuban-biased view of the invasion and Castro the Hero, but a great insight into what went so spectacularly wrong for the Americans.
Written April 26, 2020
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK804 contributions
An essential Cuban visit - but not much English translation!
Feb 2020
This is must-see visit for any aficionados of Cuban history and the struggle of the Cuban revolutionaries to establish themselves after the fall of Batista. A CIA sponsored invasion of Cuban exiles, opponents of Castro, took place here in 1961, and it was a humiliation for the counter-revolutionary forces, and not a little embarrassing for the recently elected American president, JFK. Not surprisingly, the museum presents a stirring story of Cuban resilience against an imperialist aggressor, and it’s a great story indeed, despite the lack of very much translation into English. However, the maps, diagrams and photographs (some of the images of revolutionary fervour need little in the way of explanation) largely speak for themselves and there’s a very decent display of aircraft and weaponry in the forecourt.
Written March 31, 2020
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richardnim
Haarlem, The Netherlands188 contributions
Pigs-bay battle museum a historical must see
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very interesting place to visit, with a bit of knowledge of Spanish or French you can actually read and understand all texts. Nothing is in English.
There is a small cinema which shows a really interesting documentary on the Pigs Bay invasion. Not to be missed.
Written February 12, 2020
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Johannes Sælsen N
Aarhus, Denmark159 contributions
Brush up on your spanish beforehand
Oct 2019
As such the museum is a good walkthrough the period before and during the invasion of Playa Giron. It is less propaganda then you'd think, so that was nice to not have a too one sided picture.

But to get the most out of it you need to have a good level of spanish to get it all.
Written November 6, 2019
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Sea Ya' I
Dallas, TX214 contributions
A very different viewpoint
Jul 2019 • Couples
Debra and I decided a visit to Cuba was incomplete unless we visited the Bay of Pigs and learned more about the invasion in 1960. While the drive from Havana was long (about 3 hours), our guide was very informative about the invasion, who supported it, and why it failed so badly. Then, we visited the Giron Museum and saw the artifacts to support the guides stories. It amazed me to see the ancient war machines used by the insurgents. I was also very impressed by the local people who stood up to the invaders until the stronger military units arrived. The invasion was stopped and defeated in Giron in less than three days!

A very good side benefit of this trip is to see the beautiful beaches of Giron. We did not have time to enjoy them but the were stunning in their beauty!

Enjoy!
Written July 29, 2019
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Tom W
5 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2018
Pop In whilst waiting for the bus. The film is bizarre but good- we really enjoyed it although there is a small charge
Written July 13, 2019
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lmripley20
Auckland, New Zealand54 contributions
Very informative
May 2019 • Friends
I did not know a great deal about the Bay of Pigs invasion . The museum was very informative and gave a good historical insight in to what happened and why
Written June 7, 2019
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Remi goes great places
New York City, NY413 contributions
Pig bay and further
May 2019 • Couples
Ok you get shuttled back in time there’s a kinda Sovjet approach of the tourists that enter.
Line up and behave. You find yourself in a room with a old televison but .. none the less you get impressed by what happend here : the overwhelming CIA arrogance the smartness and bravery of Fidel and his compagnons some not older then 16. It ‘s all here with a revolutionary sauce.
Written May 12, 2019
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Tvler8
St. Albert, Canada780 contributions
Museo Giron (Pay of Pigs) is very small but historically important
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Museum is small and the information is in Spanish. But it is still an important site to visit to learn about the failed invasion
Written April 18, 2019
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