San Juan Hill, Santiago de Cuba

San Juan Hill is a series of hills to the east of Santiago, Cuba, running north to south. The area is known as the San Juan Heights or in Spanish Alturas de San Juan before Spanish–American War of 1898, and are now part of Lomas de San Juan.OverviewThese were the heights where Spanish soldiers entrenched themselves in the most famous battle of the Spanish–American War, the Battle of San Juan Hill. The Americans named the lesser heights, "Kettle Hill", and the higher southern hill, "San Juan Hill", after the battle of July 2, 1898. The two high points or hills are connected by a draw or saddle on a north-south axis.The fight for the San Juan Heights or Hills became known as the Battle of San Juan Hill due to a reporter's telegraphy error in which the plural "s" was dropped. American Army reports also referred to the heights as "hills".
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  • Looks just as I remembered it during my many visits there as a child. Good memories. Another must visit when in Santiago de Cuba.  more »
  • the final battle of the Cuban-Spanish war was at this hill, and many of the original trenches and other fortifications have been preserved, It is free to enter and worth a visit if the 19th century...  more »
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  • Great bit of history above the city. Nice monuments and very clean.
  • Great soldiers fighting great battles, no horses required. Nicest time of year to go is July 2nd.
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