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An insightful visit

We went with an English speaking guide, who was very knowledgeable and informative. He was able to... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Angela G
London, United Kingdom
Epicenter of the Cuban Revolution !

This is where Field Castro took his first step to revolution and changed the history of Cuba... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Francis C
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General Portuondo y Avenida Moncada, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
+53 22 620157
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where Field Castro took his first step to revolution and changed the history of Cuba forever. A must see. Knowledgeable and friendly museum staff, fluent in many languages will give you a tour.

Thank Francis C
Reviewed 22 July 2018

we talk walk from town to here that is a bit far but ok for visit as the historical reason. not so big inside & staff also lazy & unfriendly. anyway, ok for visit

Thank iamface
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The graphic pictures and bullet holes from the first revolution still visible in the walls make for a disturbing, yet insightful visit. The rest of the building gets used as a school... worth a small stop.

Thank LizaGroenewald
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Intetesting stop in that bullet holes remain in the walls and many collections of items from the first days of the revolution. This tour can be a bit boring because it depicts the war through poster-sized photos with explanations in Spanish. However, it is the...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The museum tells the story of the first revolutionary attempt made by the 26 de Jul movement lead by Fidel Castro in 1953. There is a very nice and professional English guide who takes you through every monument and plaque and explains everything. The guide...More

Thank Maayan P
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting place for a quick visit. Only a small portion dedicated to monument to failed attack with bullet holes and a small museum. Rest of building now a school.

Thank steve z
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Cuba. We were on a tour around Cuba so already had our own guide, but I'd recommend paying for an English speaking guide if you're here to get the most from the barracks. Outside you can see the...More

Thank TheLush101
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We travelled here with a small group of people. We had an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. It was really interesting. Great experience.

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

A must to visit when in Santiago! Such an important historical place! The guided tour is very efficient, but informative and interesting!

Thank Marita B
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went with an English speaking guide, who was very knowledgeable and informative. He was able to translate the provided information, which was in Spanish and so we were lucky to get a lot more insight than if we had been left to work it...More

Thank Angela G
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