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Granma Memorial

Calle Colon, e/Av. de la Belgica y Calle Agramonte, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8624091
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Part of the adjoining Museum of the Revolution, but you can walk around the outside.

We included the Granma Memorial as part of our visit to the adjoining Museum of the Revolution, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JohnInItaly
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Santa Cruz, California
Nice memorial

It's a nice place to walk around. It has some cool military tanks and planes. It is open so can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MariPeralta
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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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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Calle Colon, e/Av. de la Belgica y Calle Agramonte, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We included the Granma Memorial as part of our visit to the adjoining Museum of the Revolution, but you can walk around the outside, even after hours, and see the vehicles. The exhibit has morphed from an explanation of the the communist rebels taking the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice place to walk around. It has some cool military tanks and planes. It is open so can take your time and enjoy it,

Thank MariPeralta
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is at the back of the Museum of the Revolution. There is the yacht Granma, military vehicles plus planes, all of which were used in the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

In the Museo de la Revolucion is displayed the Granma which Castro sailed from Mexico in 1965 with 82 other revolutionaries to "restart" the revolution,. It's part of the outdoor static display and goes with the admission to the Museum.

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 27 April 2017

In the open area behind the Museum of the Revolution is a collection of old military equipment including a couple of aircraft, tanks, a missile and a truck which was used in the 1957 assault on the Palacio Presidencial. There's also an engine, supposedly from...More

Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is an impressive place to go and see. The Boat the Fidal and his brother came from Mexico to Cuba is there in glass. There is so much to see and some of the signs are in english and spanish both so you can...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Kind of cool to see the reverence these Revolutionary props still hold for the Cuban people. The actual yacht that the Castros sailed back to Cuba from Mexico totally encased in glass and under military guard. Crazy cool. Wander around these exhibits and see the...More

Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Granma Memorial is just behind the Revolution Museum where you can see the famous Granma itsels and some other vehicles used during the revolution ,planes and the tank used by Fidel Castro at The Bay of Pigs.But at the same time it will be a...More

Thank Murat B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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...More

Thank benandjerrys
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