Santa Clara Things to Do

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    The area around the mausoleum of Che Guevara

    by Alain_Smeets Updated Aug 28, 2004

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    When you walk towards the monument, you can take a look to the surrounding garden. You will notice the same advertising boards as in the rest of Cuba.

    The regime keeps the memory about Ché very much alive and you will see a lot of school children visiting the mausoleum of Ché.

    Take some time to relax and watch the people passing by.

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    The mausoleum of Che Guevara

    by Alain_Smeets Updated Aug 28, 2004

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    In Santa Clara you can visit the mausoleum of Che Guevara. You can learn more about the man and the legend. Step in his footsteps and see a wide display of items out of his live.

    There is a small museum that tells the story about his life and what Che stands for.

    It's also an interesting view on this part of Cuban history and Ché's life or did you know that Ché was also active in Congo?

    The mausoleum of Che Guevara

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    Ché Guevara

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 25, 2004

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    The memorial of Ché - a friend of Fidel Castro during the Revolution.
    He was from Argentina - doctor - became minister of finance after the revolution and died/ was murdered in Bolivia.
    He was a revolutionair in many African countries like Belgian Congo during 1965/66
    But his mission failed that period.
    He knew already Laurent Kabila that time, Kabila who made black history in the nineteens.

    Ch�� Guevara
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    Close to Ernesto Ché Guevara memorial

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 8, 2004

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    Close to the memorial i saw those proud cubans - a nice background - and my Canon EOS 50E was ready to frame this view
    Remarkable are the many lyrics on the marble monument of wich the valedictory letter from Ché to Fidel is impressive.
    Untill now - nobody is convinced who really wrote this letter : Ché - the CIA or Fidel himself?

    Cuban��People
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    Memorial "Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara"

    by El_Sueco Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    This monument was erected to celebrate the 30 years anniversery of the battle of Santa Clara, the final battle of the revolution.
    It is designed by Jorge Cao Campos and the sculptor José Delarra and was uncovered 28, December 1988.
    The big statue shows Che with his arm in plaster (he had broken it in the battle).
    There is also a museum and the Mausoleum for Che Guevara (unfortunately closed at the time of my visit).
    The rests of Che and his six comrades were brought to Cuba from Bolivia 1977, 30 years after their deaths.

    Che
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    Read the engraving's stone...

    by silvia-m.b Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Read the engraving's stone next to Che Guevara's Monument: 'Se asigna al comandante Che Guevara la Misión de conducir desde la Sierra Maestra hasta la provincia de las Villas una columna rebelde'
    Che Guevara's History and Art together...lovely! See the 16 engraving's stones that were make with cuban marble.

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    See Che Guevara's Monument:...

    by silvia-m.b Written Oct 4, 2002

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    See Che Guevara's Monument: this bronze sculpture has 7 m. high and 20 tons weight. Was built by José Delarra Cuba's artist and Che's face is looking Latin America, to the south.
    'Che' in all his bigness...WOW! Impact me...

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    The monument to Che Guevara -...

    by Zap-b Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The monument to Che Guevara - including his final resting place together with 30+ comrades who also died in Bolivia in 1967.
    The monument itself was built in the 1980's though it was only in 1997 that Bolivia agreed to repatriate the remains of Che and other comrades to Bolivia. The eternal flame was lit on the day of the internment by Fidel Castro. The room where the remains are actually interned is underneath the monument in a solemn setting. The place opposite holds a museum detailing the life of Che from the wild days of his youth which saw him galavanting and having fun around South America to the successes of the Cuban Revolution and the driving force that drew him back to revolution in Africa and ultimately to Bolivia in the mid to late 1960's.

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    Theatre

    by Tuna_ank Updated Dec 14, 2010

    May be you can't see inside of the theatre, that's why I put these photos. It is ver old and nice building. I watched national chorus there. It was great. You check the program too...

    Santa Clara theatre Santa Clara theatre National chorus

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    The train

    by K-nalla Written Nov 19, 2007

    Just like around the memorial, children can tell you the whole story. Very simple monument but represent the turning point in the battle of Santa Clara...

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    Museo Histórico de la Revolución

    by wandabendik Updated Mar 6, 2007

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    The museum dedicated to Guevara's life. There is also a reconstruction of Guevara derailing the train during the Battle of Santa Clara.

    Che over looking the square. Advertisement in the gardens of the square.

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    Farewell my friend

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 25, 2004

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    The last letter to Fidel......
    Untill now - nobody is convinced who really wrote this letter : Ché - the CIA or Fidel himself?
    Anyhow a political statement

    Adios Fidel

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    Streets in Santa Clara

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 26, 2004

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    Near the famous train station/museum i saw this old lady sitting in front of her house.
    Enjoying the many people walking by.

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    The train stopped

    by Luchonda Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    The bulldozer stopped the train of Batista - fully loaded with weapons to beat the army of Fidel in the east.
    Remarkable that you have to pay a fee - visiting this public place/square !

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    The train stopped

    by Luchonda Written Mar 15, 2003

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    End of the 50's - Che Guevara and his troops stopped a train - fully loaded with wapons - and send by Batista himself.
    The civil war was over.

    The Cuban Revolution

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