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This boxcar museum, east on Independencia just over the river, marks the spot where 18 men under the command of Che Guevara, equipped with rifles and grenades, captured a 22-car armored train containing 350 heavily armed Batista troops. Amazingly...more
All reviewspay cuccuban revolutionche guevaraoutdoor museumsmall feerail carriagesbullet holesinteresting placecentre of townnice museumshort visitpiece of historyinteresting artifactsacross the roadentrance feeon displayworth a visit
The story of the armoured train is very interesting but frankly there is not much to see here. I imagine this would be best seen with a tour guide. It's free to visit but doesn't take long. We were there 15 mins maximum.
How a handful of men mowed down government troops on the armoured train. The then rebels were protected by sandbags and were able to shoot the troops as they came off the train. Apparently it was this event that encouraged Batista to flee the country.
It's well worth a visit when in Santa Clara.
It has the same style as many others in Cuba. Images and short text in Spanish so as a non Spanish speaker I didn't follow a whole lot. But interesting to be at such an important...More