The Che Guevara Mausoleum (Santa Clara)
Want to know more about Che Guevara? Don't skip this visit to the island's interior.
Plenty of charm and lots of history.
The City of Santa Clara, located in the center of the island, is home to the Che Guevara Memorial. In fact, this city has become a favorite destination for enthusiasts of the guerrilla war icon. The mausoleum was built in the 1980's but it wasn't until his remains were discovered in Bolivia that they were brought to this memorial in 1997. Under a giant statue of Che you will find all kinds of artifacts pertaining to him on display, including photographs, the clothes he wore on the field and even the medical supplies he used during his military campaigns. Take full advantage of the guerrilla theme in Santa Clara by also visiting the armored train that was taken over by revolutionaries and that today serves as a museum. The town of Santa Clara is one of the prettiest urban spaces on the island despite the absence of beaches, so we encourage you to tarry a bit and take a stroll.
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