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“no entry unless yu pay for entry and go through the Museum of the Revolution” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Granma Memorial

Granma Memorial
Ranked #52 of 224 things to do in Havana
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Owner description: 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.
Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“no entry unless yu pay for entry and go through the Museum of the Revolution”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

worht a look but boring; no info, of course, so read up on the granma, the landing which was a travesty and a failure, and on Bay of Pigs...otherwise you are left to just stare at it....
can see it easily without entering if you are just going to the Museum of Cuban Art next door.

Visited January 2012
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

It is interesting to see the real relics of a very recent conflict so close and well preserved

Visited December 2011
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

This was an interesting place to see, especially after being in the museum, definitely worth a visit.

Visited December 2011
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“Small Boat Courageous Rebels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Hard to believe the revolution started with this relatively small boat on a vast sea. There are many larger newer boats that rarely go 10 miles off shore in USA so what amazing courage it took to travel on this one. You just walk around it but it is a very important part of cuban history.

Visited December 2011
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“just to get the feel of revolution”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

Very amusing boat, it is really interesting how the revolution was held with this modest boat. To, me, it reflects the spirit of Cubans, goes to show that nothing is impossible

Visited October 2011
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