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Address: Calle Colon, e/Av. de la Belgica y Calle Agramonte, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8624091
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A glass enclosure behind the Museo de la Revolucion shelters the Granma,...

A glass enclosure behind the Museo de la Revolucion shelters the Granma, the yacht that transported Castro and 81 guerrillas back to Cuba from exile in Mexico in 1956. Bought from an American, the 38-ft craft designed to carry 25 (presumably unarmed) passengers nearly foundered during the weeklong crossing. It eventually ran aground at Oriente Province in eastern Cuba, but it was two days behind schedule. The saga gets worse: Castro's forces were ambushed and only 16 survived, including Fidel, Che, Raul Castro, and Camilo Cienfuegos. The park around the yacht is filled with military curios: tanks, jeeps, the delivery truck used in the 1957 assault on the Palacio Presidencial, and a turbine from a U-2 spy plane allegedly downed during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. COST: $3 (for memorial and Museo de la Revolucion). Tues.-Sun. 10-5.

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The Granma Memorial holds some physical remnants of the Cuban Revolution, most notably the Granma yacht that brought the Castros back to Cuba. Very cool if you want to see these... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located next to the museum of the revolution this is a display of Fiedel's toys - tanks that have seen better days and other stuff he tried to impress the world with

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Oslo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After having finished the Netflix documentary series Cuba Libre, Granma and the other relic pieces from the revolutions held new meaning for me. Thrilling to see these revered vehicles up close. Be sure to see it from the sidewalk at night as well, in order to take stunning photos.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The granma memorial features the boat the revolutionaries used for their trip from Mexico to Cuba as well as some more military equipment. However, you can walk past it and still get the full picture. Not worth going out of your way if you are not in the area anyway.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Granma Memorial holds some physical remnants of the Cuban Revolution, most notably the Granma yacht that brought the Castros back to Cuba. Very cool if you want to see these tools of the Revolution in person right in front of you. If you want to see everything from afar you can walk around most of the memorial from the... More 

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Thank AlnAbroad
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Granma as an extension of the Museo de la revolucion. This memorial is amazing. The Granma, which is the Yacht the Castro's, Che Guevara, and 80 other revolutionaries used to get to Cuba from Mexico, it is very heavily guarded. There are also military machines from the revolution, bay of bigs, etc, including a truck used in... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other that a close view of the Granma, the boat that carried Fidel and 81 others from Mexico back to Cuba, this can all be seen from the street. If you want to get closer the admission is 8 CUC. The delivery truck used by the revolutionaries was my fav.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a history buff i enjoyed it. You can view it from the street for free but if you want to get up and close you need to go via the Revolution museum. The Museum it self is a must do so you basically get this for free. The Granma is in very good condition.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Memorial itself was interesting and worth seeing. However, the museum was disappointing for an English speaking tourist. Exhibits poorly displayed and very little in English. It would have been nice if things were presented in such a way that it helped visitors to better understand what transpired in Cuba.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Generously located in a public area right in the center of the city, the memorial forces you to reflect on the Cuban revolution. Why did it happen, how was it done, and other topics come to mind as you see the artefacts. Not to be missed.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I loved visiting this location at dark as the venue is lit up to show various items of the Memorial including the motorboat, plans, tank, missile and other items. This location was on rout to the restaurant each evening, and although we visited it on the day and were able to walk nearer - I still think it is worth... More 

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