Mausoleo del Che Guevara

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Mausoleo del Che Guevara
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Clachangirl
Skipton, UK1,231 contributions
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Had booked a tour of Santa Clara with Dianaleis Maza Amores and to include the museum. Dianaleis was amazing. I’d highly recommend getting a guide as they just know stuff that brings it all together if you have limited time like we did.

You can’t take bags in of any sort to the museum and there is a good ticket system for leaving them in a safe office. The museum has some amazing photographs and good explanations.

The actual square is stunning. Cubans are so proud of their heritage and history you can feel it everywhere.

Also on site are a small cafe, toilets and a couple of gift shops.
Written March 27, 2020
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Vukojebinje
London, UK437 contributions
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Santa Clara is small, boring, and not particularly pleasant. I regret that I didn’t make a flying visit just to see the mausoleum. But, the mausoleum made it (just about) worthwhile and I’m glad I came. On my trip I didn’t find myself able to interact with the history of Cuba as much as I’d expected (or would have liked), and this was a fantastic opportunity to do so. The mausoleum isn’t particularly big, but it’s interesting and well curated. I’d say that an hour (and certainly no more than an hour and a half) is all that’s required to properly do this site, both inside and out. I’m glad that I did so.

I understand that you can do day trips to Santa Clara from Havana; on this basis, I’d very much recommend you do so. Just make sure not to stay.
Written May 23, 2022
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK945 contributions
This is in a different part of town to the Tren Blindado, but taken together the two sites provide a fitting monument to the contribution of Che Guevara to the overthrow of Batista’s regime. The monument was originally put up in 1988; the marble reliefs tell the story of Che’s heroism and leadership, and then you can visit the mausoleum where his remains, returned from Bolivia in 1997 (coinciding with the 30th anniversary of his death), and those of six of his comrades are interred. It’s a bit of a “holy” shrine, not unlike visiting Lenin’s tomb in Moscow, except for the absence of queues – we were just about the only visitors that day.
Inside the museum you’ll see precious artefacts relating to Che’s activities including his beret, binoculars and pistol holder. Cameras and bags are not permitted at this point, by the way.
When you go back outside take a careful look at the statue of Che and you will see that his arm is in plaster – he had broken it during the action at Santa Clara. The marbles bas-reliefs tell the story of the battle, also describing Che’s march from the Sierra Maestra to Santa Clara, and then quote Guevara’s words in his farewell letter before he left for Bolivia. He praised Fidel for his leadership and expressed his pride in what he had contributed, explaining that he would now take his revolutionary fervour to “new battlefronts”. It was fitting that Che Guevara is one of only two foreigners to be proclaimed a Cuban citizen “by birth”.
Written April 1, 2020
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Toadsfeet
Tisbury, UK334 contributions
Never, ever thought I would be visiting the tomb of Che Guevara, but I have and it is truly impressive. I am not sure that those of us who live in the west understand how great a figure and influence he was and still is to the Cuban people. No photography, or talking, is allowed in the mausoleum that contains the remains of Che and 29 of his fellow combatants. The museum contains photographs and artifacts belonging to Che. Outside is a 22 foot high bronze statue of Che looking out towards Bolivia. A very impressive memorial to an enigmatic person whose face has become a global symbol of rebellion.
Written February 3, 2020
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Pat H
Nanaimo, Canada221 contributions
Che obviously a revered person in Cuba so visiting his resting place and museum is important to understand Cuba. His statue is huge and in a nice setting. His remains were brought from Bolivia where he was killed some 30 years after his death. Museum shows some history and informative. Pretty solemn in some parts of the exhibit.
Written February 12, 2020
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Anatole101
Oakville, Canada27 contributions
This was a must see on our trip to Cuba, to help understand the history of the Cuba people. There is a small mausoleum with eternal flame and plaques on the wall for Che an his comrades. Across the hall is the museum where you can see artifacts used in the Cuban revolution such as rifles and some of Che personal artifacts (lab coat, wrist watch, pipe, photos etc). Not really too much to see but worth a visit to help better understand the history of Cuba. It me inspired me to research Che a little further myself which was somewhat eye opening.
Written March 16, 2020
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,318 contributions
You will understand how much people love and respect Che when you visit the mausoleum. Be sure to dress respectfully. About 20 people are let in at a time. Be sure to visit the museum after you exit the main area for the photographs and artifacts.
Written March 26, 2020
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caitrionaonatrip
Baile Átha Cliath18 contributions
Set a little bit outside Santa Clara, the Ché monument is very striking. There is a garden a little behind it honouring fallen revolutionary comrades.

The mausoleum underneath the statue is very peaceful, and the small museum about Ché has some really interesting photos of him, and his upbringing.
Written January 13, 2020
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BelindaElvis
Perth, Australia115 contributions
What a moving and fitting tribute to this Argentinian hero of Cuba! We were fortunate that our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Che and spoke great English so she was able to give us so much detail about his exploits. What a man!!! I knew very little about him when I arrived on my 9 day tour of Cuba but after hearing some of the stories and visiting places of importance, I found myself in tears in the mausoleum. A true hero!!
Written September 7, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
For most of the people, this is the reason to visit Santa Clara. This site is 15min walking distance from the center. Be careful as the museum only opens from 8.30 to 12.30! The mausoleum is always open. If you are not interested in visiting inside (where Che Guevara is), it is better to go in the afternoon, and avoid the bus tours.
Written January 20, 2020
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