We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Another interesting statue to see

This one is across from the Christ statue. It's called monumento erigido a la defensa civil de cuba... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
elindoo
,
Stuart, Florida
Another museum of the revolution

It's well worth a visit when in Santa Clara. It has the same style as many others in Cuba. Images... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Tobias H
via mobile
Read all 881 reviews
675
All photos (675)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“turning point”(9 reviews)
“pay cuc”(5 reviews)
About
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...more
Contact
S.Clara, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba
Website
Reviews (881)
Filter reviews
188 results
Traveller rating
55
75
53
4
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
55
75
53
4
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsturning pointpay cuccuban revolutionche guevaraoutdoor museumsmall feebullet marksrail carriagesinteresting placecentre of townnice museumon displayshort visitpiece of historyinteresting artifactsacross the roadentrance fee
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 188 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beside the history of the place, there is no much to see. they charge you with a ticket if you want to see the wagons. once you enter, the wagons dont have much information. They could do it better.

Thank romandp05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one is across from the Christ statue. It's called monumento erigido a la defensa civil de cuba and is an interesting piece of work, made mostly out of wood I think.

Thank elindoo
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Interesting and quirky monument which really brought to life the events of the revolution in the city. Good value.

Thank rosemary9378
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

How a handful of men mowed down government troops on the armoured train. The then rebels were protected by sandbags and were able to shoot the troops as they came off the train. Apparently it was this event that encouraged Batista to flee the country.

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

It's well worth a visit when in Santa Clara. It has the same style as many others in Cuba. Images and short text in Spanish so as a non Spanish speaker I didn't follow a whole lot. But interesting to be at such an important...More

Thank Tobias H
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The taxi took us there without real interest from us. There is art gallery inside each wagon, wich is more interesting than the train itself.

Thank RViauH
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

When these trains were derailed, Batista left the country. This is a must see. Costs 1 or 2 CUC once you walk into the grounds. I’m really glad that I read a fellow reviewer’s advice and went to the revolution cafe too and got a...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Well! This is a Boys Own Adventure if ever I heard one! This little site is the living remnant of a big adventure when Che and his mates scuppered Batista's dastardly plans. They derailed a train and pushed it out of the way with a...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This monument/museum is quaint, historical, close to the centre of town, and is a shaded stop for any visit to Santa Clara. The ladies who sell tickets and offer info. are kind, welcoming and offer their knowledge in (at least) Spanish and English. Tickets are...More

Thank good_ants
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Che managed to derail a train full of soldiers who were going to reinforce Batista's troups. Batista's soldiers then paid off Che's forces and ran away! That is the essence of this spot. It's worth a stroll if you have time. It's not open all...More

Thank losdosgringos2015
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines