Mausoleo del Che Guevara

Mausoleo del Che Guevara, Santa Clara: Hours, Address, Mausoleo del Che Guevara Reviews: 4.5/5

Mausoleo del Che Guevara
4.5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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BelindaElvis
Perth, Australia115 contributions
Viva Che!!
Oct 2019
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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dianedinky
253 contributions
Is guide dependent
Mar 2020
Tour guides in Cuba can be pretty poor, unfortunately, we had one such mute fellow and it spoilt our enjoyment of our visit to the mausoleum complex. Now I am back home and have researched the place I understand what the various sculptures and messages mean..and that there is a vast vault and eternal flame below! Our guide failed to tell us even this basic fact so most of the group just walked around the area above ground. Either ensure you get a good guide or check it out online before you visit so you get the most out of it. Definitely a must see though. You don't realise just how highly regarded in Cuba this Argentinian is.
Written April 27, 2020
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Niel-Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton, UK297 contributions
An impressive tribute to a folk hero.
Feb 2020
Really imposing structure from the outside - in keeping with the high regard in which Cubans still hold Che Guevara. Inside it has all sorts of items owned by Che and his colleagues. There are descriptions of the exhibits in Spanish and English.
Written April 2, 2020
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK804 contributions
Should be an essential visit if you're in Cuba - unmissable
Mar 2020
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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Clachangirl
Skipton, UK1,231 contributions
A special part of history
Jan 2020 • Couples
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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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,282 contributions
A "must visit" in Santa Clara
Mar 2020
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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Mags2plymouth
Plymouth, UK156 contributions
A must to see
Mar 2020
Stopped here on the way from Havana to Cayo Santa Maria, very interesting and a great incite in to the real Che Guevara. Thought very highly of by the Cuban people. A must in you are in the area.
Written March 26, 2020
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Anatole101
Oakville, Canada27 contributions
Part of history
Mar 2020
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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Betula103
Australia7,898 contributions
Historically Important to Cubans
Jan 2020
It seems that tourists are expected to visit here since it is so important. Che Guevera was certainly an interesting character being a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. The small museum was quite well set out with some interesting articles and documents. He died in 1967 and I was surprised to read that he was Argentinian, not Cuban and in the museum he was described as a "Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist". Museum entry is free however cameras are not permitted. The entrance to the museum is behind the large monument.
Written March 14, 2020
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y_borges
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
A very interesting place
Jan 2020
The mausoleum is a really interesting place. It has a museum with many belongings of Che Guevara and also some other revolutionaries, it is small but worth a visit.
Written March 11, 2020
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