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New York City, NY413 contributions
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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World_Shopper1
London, UK183 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
The Bay of Pigs was one of the highlights of our trip to Cuba and the museum at Playa Giron did not disappoint. We paid the 2CUC entry and then an extra 1 CUC to watch a documentary, which is screened in a seperate auditorium dressed all over with weird 1970s curtaining (!). The 15min documentary is in Spanish with English subtitles and was an excellent introduction to the Cuban history of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. As other reviewers have noted, the museum is entirely in Spanish but you can work out what's happening even with only very basic language skills. The human stories of those who fought (and died) with Castro were touching and emphasised the determination of the locals to repel the Cuban-American forces. There is a wealth of information and photos in the museum which we've not seen published elsewhere.
Written February 3, 2019
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slaventure
Lewisville, NC64 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
This museum tells the Revolution's side of the Bay of Pigs story. The photos and memorabilia are interesting. However, if you read Spanish well, you may be a bit taken aback. Virtually all the information is highly inflammatory anti-American propaganda. Now I actually do see the Cuban side of the attack, but still, it's a little unnerving to read about the "cowardly mercenary murderers who hide behind the myth of God" ruthlessly killing innocents. It definitely wouldn't sit well with conservatives and even rubbed me the wrong way a bit. Not exactly an objective presentation of the facts. But interesting.
Written June 6, 2017
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lmwice
Kentucky177 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Being a US citizen, the views our government has regarding the embargo and the revolution are obviously different than the Cuban perspective. So this museum was very interesting to me, as there are many aspects of the revolution and the Bay of Pigs (Playa Giron, or "Beach of Heroes" as they call it) that I didn't know about! Definitely worthwhile to walk through, although it would be difficult for something who has no knowledge of spanish to understand. We had someone in our group who could translate for us so that was helpful.
Written June 6, 2017
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Geza H
17 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Most of you reading this review are probably too young to have first hand information of this event. In a nutshell: JFK was not too happy that Fidel Castro was setting up a communist camp right under his nose. The CIA sold the idea to Kennedy that the cubans are not happy with the Castro regime, that will fall during the first hours of an invasion. The CIA also said that they can assemble an invasion force from exile Cubans from a relatively low budget and equip and train them. The CIA gave outdated equipment to the assembled exil Cuban force, gave them a mediocre training. For a good measure someone also told Castro that he is going to have uninvited visitors. So on invasion day Castro was present and ready and with a handful of WW2 soviet arms he destroyed the invaders or took them prisoners. Some people say that JFK's assassination was directly linked to the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
Written December 23, 2016
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larryw187069
Manchester, UK17 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Interesting to see the Cuban story behind this famous story. The short film is worth paying extra to see.
Written December 12, 2016
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LaylaTW11
City of London, UK156 contributions
Nov 2015
This museum remembers the disastrous 1961 invasion of Cuba by the USA. Cuba's successful defence of their country made them heroes, particularly amongst Central and South American nations. The 'incident' also played a massively important role in the development of the Cold War and directly led to the Cuban missile crisis. The museum itself won't provide this depth or scope of history but instead focuses entirely on the counter revolutionary nature of the invasion and its direct threat and challenge to the recently victorious Fidel Castro. Lots of anti-imperialist propaganda as you'd expect and various Russian tanks, used in the combat, are exhibited. Fascinating and political.
Written December 19, 2015
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mcneil766
London, UK10 contributions
Feb 2013
It's an interesting little place and the pictures of the men who died and some of their items is harrowing, but it's difficult to take it all in when there's quite so much propoganda. Apparently the people of the each continent (insert communist regime here) came out onto the streets to celebrate the first ever defeat of Yankee Imperialism.
Written November 2, 2013
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Bidule05
France1,604 contributions
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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Johannes Sælsen N
Aarhus, Denmark159 contributions
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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