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“No pictures please, but do go here!”

Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Santa Clara
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Owner description: 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, this battle, which took place on December 29, 1958, only lasted 90 minutes. The bulldozer that the guerrillas used to cut the railway line is on a pedestal nearby.
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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“No pictures please, but do go here!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

You have to go here If you are enormously interested in the revolution and it's most important episodes, this is exquisite. I would have liked it to be a bit more in depth. The orignial guns and attire were pretty impressive. Only thing was, that just like most things in Cuba, you had to pay (extra) to be able to do what you wanted, i.e. taking pictures.

Visited April 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“where imperialism was defeated”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

a must see in Santa Clara, wear a hat and bring water, and read your history before you go to truly appreciate significance of this monument and town

Visited May 2012
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Southampton
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“Interesting to see part of history”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

There is a bulldozer and train here that were involved in the revolution. You can get on the train carriages and see the pictures and displays of what happened here. It doesn't take that long to go around it. One of the carriages had a display of artwork by a Cuban artist.

Visited December 2011
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london
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“It is no great thing”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Not so much history displays, what I found a bit simple and the person serves it is not very trained to tell their story

Visited June 2012
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Blaricum, The Netherlands
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“Symbol for an important event in 20th century history”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

The train itself is not very interesting, but the story behind it is maybe one of the most interesting of 20th century world history, creating the worlds second most copied face after Jesus Christ.

Visited June 2012
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