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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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