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Casa Natal de José Antonio Echeverría

Casa Natal de José Antonio Echeverría Review

The neoclassical Casa Natal de José Antonio Echeverría, now the municipal museum, is named for a student leader murdered by Fulgencio Batista's forces in 1957 and is also known as Museo de la Lucha Estudiantil (Museum of the Student Struggle). Built in 1873, the two-story town house has a lovely hand-carved wooden spiral staircase. Its top floor is filled with Echeverría memorabilia, along with photographs and documents of other local Revolutionary heroes. Ask about the machine-gun barrel upstairs if you favor gory stories.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Genes 240, Cárdenas, Matanzas Province
  • Phone: 45/52–4145
  • Cost: 1 cuc
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–6, Sun. 9–1
  • Location: Cárdenas

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