Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Santa Clara

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Learn about the Cuban Revolution at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, a national monument, museum, and memorial garden. The site centers around an armored train that President Batista sent to Santa Clara in 1958 in an attempt to change the outcome of the war. Carrying 373 armed soldiers, ammunition, and two month's worth of provisions, the train was attacked by 18 guerrillas under the command of Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The officers surrendered after Guevara bulldozed a portion of the track. The train carriages make up the museum rooms, displaying photographs and artifacts. Tour the memorial garden to see an obelisk dedicated to Guevara, and the bulldozer he used to orchestrate this victory against the odds. Use our Santa Clara trip planner to arrange your visit to Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado and other attractions in Santa Clara.
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  • A small open-air museum, where dictator Batista was amated by Che and his friends, where soldiers sent by train to suppress revolutionary guerrillas and were defeated with weapons and ammunition. The wagons and the work machine with the road to these wagons have been preserved. Photos, documents, weapons, etc. can be seen in the wagons. It's also a monument to which victory is a symbol. Considering the significance and magnitude of this event, it is very modest and can be said to be a museum that falls under expectations.
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  • It is a must-visit place in Santa Clara is one of the important moments for the takeover of the city commanded by the che
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  • This park is really easy to get to - just walk east down the high street, and keep going on along the more normal looking street, and across the bridge - it is hard to miss, and has a tourist shop opposite. It is also worth making a trip to the statue of Che that is further along the same road (another 5 minute walk)
  • Nice homage to the train battle in Santa Clara. Worth a look.
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