Western Cuba Sights


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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