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“Lots of history in a small place”
Review of Granma Memorial

Granma Memorial
Ranked #51 of 235 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.
Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Lots of history in a small place”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Don't miss this memorial for a good understanding of the Cuban struggle for independence.

Visited February 2012
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“Fascinating glimpse into Cuba's history”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

This was attached to the Museum of the Revolution and the whole complex is well worth a visit when in Havana. The museum sets out the story of Cuba's recent history with captions in Spanish and in English, enough for several hours of reading. The Granma memorial comes at the end of the Museum visit and having read all the history first you then know what you are looking at.

Visited February 2012
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Marlow
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“Interesting”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

All of these Revolution memorials are worth covering

Visited January 2012
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Abbotsford
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“informative”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

WOuld have liked to have seen more information about Fidel Castro here but worth the stop

Visited January 2012
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Asheville, NC
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“no entry unless yu pay for entry and go through the Museum of the Revolution”
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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