Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos

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Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos
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Bidule05
France641 contributions
May 2020
We visited the museum of the Struggle Against Bandits, which is located close to Plaza Mayor.
We made a guided tour in this interesting museum in an old couvent; in the exhibition, there are simply and clear displays regarding Cuba history. We climbep to the top of the tower, allowing us to have wonderful panoramic viewpoints on Trinidad and on the surroundings!
Written April 17, 2021
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Lee T
13 contributions
Feb 2019
A museum not to the revolution, but to those who opposed the revolution, at least I think. The displays were moderately interesting, but as all the accompanying explanations were in Spanish, unless you were able to read and understand these, a lot of the significance was lost.
Written March 8, 2019
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Jozin
Poland4,228 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The museum is located in the old convent and we visited it just for the views from the roof and church tower. It was well worth 1 CUC entry fee, the views of Trinidad and the surrounding countryside were amazing.
We had a quick glimpse of the exposition and we found the Communist propaganda there atrocious, actually to the level of being funny. I made some pictures of captions just to have examples of Orwellian propaganda language. Comparable to some museums we remembered from our childhood in Communist Poland. If you are hardcore revolution fan, there are some reliquiae inside like Che Guevara's hammock and Camilo Cienfuegos' shirt. Wouldn't vouch for their authenticity but hey, reliquiae is about belief rather than authenticity!
Written February 24, 2019
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic916 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Museum provides many historical facts, mainly about rebels fighting against the Cuban government. Exhibition has a lot of pictures of Fidel Castro even from his early years.
Unfortunately the exhibition is only in Spanish language.
Written September 15, 2018
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LizaGroenewald
Orkney, South Africa117 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Would have loved it if the exhibitions were available in English. But the actual newspaper footage and photos gave a personal touch
Written July 10, 2018
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,809 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
I wandered in here one sleepy afternoon and was most interested to find exhibitions pertaining to the counter revolutionaries of Cuba. Remarkably similar to other museums about revolutionaries, there are items of transport - confiscated boats and trucks etc, martyr walls, personal artifacts and lots of news items and articles contemporaneous with events and people. It's housed in an old convent still complete with bell tower and glorious views to the hills over red tiled roofs. It's a lovely building - echoing tiled floors, colonnades and elegant planted courtyards.
However, all the signs and explanations etc are in Spanish. So if you're not a reader of Spanish you may like to find one to guide you.
Written March 28, 2018
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Seasonedtraveller142
London, UK237 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
A part of Cuban history that I had little knowledge of and so this was an eye opener. Made more real by the newspaper footage and face shots of the fallen. Not expecting it, the views from above are truly awesome with a lot more peace than elsewhere.
Written March 21, 2018
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Gakeitse
London, UK1,396 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
Still popularly known as the St Francis of Assisi Convent, this is a well known, easily identifiable and popular landmark in Trinidad. That's because it's a museum devoted to former President Castro and some of his life as a revolutionary. That's interesting enough but uninspiringly presented. Some material was translated. But it's the yellow tower that really attracts tourists because of the great 360 degree views it affords. So it's also a photographers delight. The museum entry price is, I think, 1CUC so affordable to tourists..Unfortunately the shop wasn't very interesting either.
Written February 12, 2018
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ccksmra
Harlan, IA450 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
The site of the museum is a Trinidad landmark built in 1813 originally as the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. Only the yellow and green bell tower remain after becoming a jail and demolition in the 1920s. The museum of Cuba’s revolutionary history features many exhibits including photos, documents, and equipment.
Written December 31, 2017
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AdventureDiva6
Washington, DC77 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
It was by far, my favorite museum I visited during my stay in Cuba. The yellow bell tower is the icon seen in nearly every tourist photo of Trinidad. It seems most people visit this museum just to climb the bell tower to take photos and selfies with a picture perfect backdrop of the quaint town of Trinidad, but this museum is so much more. This museum is dedicated to telling the history of the struggle against counterrevolutionary elements that attempted to destabilize Cuba. We kindly requested a guide to take us through the museum and explain the whole story and it was worth every CUC spent. We were able to learn about the history and also exchange questions and interesting stories with the guide. It ended up being quite an interesting cultural exchange of ideas and stories. He asked me at the end of my tour "Did I think differently of Cuba now, then before I visited." Indeed, I did. Not only did I learn a lot about Cuban history, I learned so much about the mindset and current day culture of Cubans. Again, this was just one more place in Cuba I left feeling like I had made another new friend.
Written July 10, 2017
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