Moncada Barracks, Santiago de Cuba

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#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Santiago de Cuba
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Visit the site of the beginning of Cuba’s most important historical movement when you head to Moncada Barracks. The barracks was the site of Fidel Castro’s July 26th assault, which he later named his revolution. The attack led to Castro’s imprisonment. Having been converted to a school after the revolution, visitors must now visit around the schedule of classes. Take a guided tour of the barracks to learn about the attack before heading to the small museum. The artifacts in the museum are labelled with Spanish labels and descriptors. With our international travel planner, Santiago de Cuba attractions like Moncada Barracks can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Really excellent local guide here who really knew her stuff and you could tell she was really passionate about her subject rather than just going through the motions. I liked that they had the scale....  more »
  • Great start of the history of Cuban revolution. Events kicked off here mostly. Still you can see the prints of the bullets on the wall. Missing the English texts. Interesting that a school is...  more »
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  • Small, but informative museum of Cuba's revolutionary history. Lots of pictures, clothing, and weapons used in the uprisings.
  • Fantastic ! I visited it twice. The first time I went through without a guide, the second time, more slowly with an English speaking guide. A very knowledgeable lady who knew so much about the History. Really worthwhile to have a guide and on e of the highlights of my trip.

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