Central Cuba Sights

Tren Blindado

  • Northern end of Calle Independencia Map It
  • Santa Clara
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 08/26/2015

Fodor's Review

On the north side of Santa Clara, just across the Río Cubanicay, is the armored military train that was carrying soldiers and weapons that was derailed by Che Guevara and a group of rebels on the morning of December 28, 1958—a decisive moment in the Cuban Revolution. Guevara's troops went on to take the city, cutting Havana off from the eastern half of the country, which prompted dictator Fulgencio Batista's flight from Cuba and Castro's victory—all in a matter of days. Several train cars, some containing displays, lie in the grass next to the tracks in memory of that battle; the bulldozer used to destroy the tracks stands on a nearby cement slab.

Sight Information


Northern end of Calle Independencia, Santa Clara, Villa Clara, 50100, Cuba

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Sight Details:

  • CUC$1
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5

Published 08/26/2015


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