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Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado

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Walking through the valley of viñales in Cuba
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Walking through the valley of viñales in Cuba

Exelent Tour with visit to many places in the valley , you can come with us to discover the viñales valley. The excursion will take place in Valle Palmarito, which is part of the beautiful panorama offered by the municipality of Viñales. Inside the Valley we will observe different types of crops and we will know what is related to each of them. We will visit the tobacco dryer, where a farmer will explain everything related to this coveted product, from its planting, through the tobacco house where it is stored for a certain period to how it is prepared to smoke, and even one will be offered. Free to try a real cigar. Then we will visit a coffee shop in the country where, from the hands of the natives, they will taste the honey and coffee they harvest accompanied by a special type of rum from the province of Pinar del Río, which you will only find here, explaining everything related to the process and Preparation of these three products.
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dianedinky wrote a review Apr 2020
253 contributions24 helpful votes
Maybe it depends what tour company you are with but I had no experience of being stopped from entering any of the carriage museums. We arrived, our guide showed the group coupon, and we were free to enter and stroll around as we liked. The sculpture is certainly unusual and worth a picture. They also have the bulldozer and crowbar from the attack (masterminded by Guevara). Each carriage is a mini-museum with old photos and artefacts and one of the few places I visited in Cuba that had English as well as the Spanish text so was easy to go around on your own. A couple of nice souvenir shops across the road too.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Fergs85 wrote a review Apr 2020
Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom762 contributions114 helpful votes
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This is a “must-see” if you’re in Cuba and have even the slightest interest in Che and the revolution that overthrew Batista and brought Fidel to power. With a force of just around 300 rebels Che oversaw the derailing of the armoured train and the surrender of large contingent of Batista’s troops – I don’t really think their heart was in the battle any more. The wrecked train is left as it was after the battle, and the freight cars contain an interesting exhibition telling the story of what happened – with plenty of propaganda along the way, showing how the mythology of Guevara quickly developed at the end of the 1950’s. Don’t miss the bulldozer which uprooted the rails, and now has pride of place I the assembly of derailed wagons. You might not spend any more time in Santa Clara, but this is definitely worth including in your itinerary, as long as you also visit the memorial which contains Che’s mausoleum
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Esther P wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois1,256 contributions640 helpful votes
This is a short walk from the Che statue (about 10 to 15 minutes) and one of the "big events" in Santa Clara. There are mini-museums in the various train cars so be sure to visit each one. There is a small artisan market with about 15 booths in a building across the street with souvenirs, artwork and jewlery.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mags2plymouth wrote a review Mar 2020
Plymouth, United Kingdom155 contributions74 helpful votes
Travelled here on our way to Cayo Santa Maria, incredible the lengths Che Guevara went to to stop these trains. Going inside the carriages was very interesting and gave a good insight into the devastation that happened on that day.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bob S wrote a review Feb 2020
64 contributions12 helpful votes
It was a great experience see Santa Clara. We had a great time and seen a little of the city. Worth the trip
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Date of experience: February 2020
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