Friday, 6 July 2018

Santa Clara - Cuba

This is the capital of the province of Villa Cara.

 Its full of revolution landmarks and is the final tomb of Che Guevara.
 The Che Guevara Mausoleum. The bronze statue is 22 feet high.
iT'S located in "Plaza Che Guevara" (Che Guevara Square) & houses the remains of the revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and twenty-nine of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 during Guevara's attempt to spur an armed uprising in Bolivia.
 Che was burried here in 1997, after his remains where found in Bolivia.
 Santa Clara was chosen as the site for his tomb because the city was the location of the decisive Cuban battle of Dec 31, 1958 that ended with Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fleeing into exile.
 Apart from the tomb, there is a museum to see. No photos were allowed.
 Regardless of one's views, this is a facinating place of how one man changed the course of world history.
 His legacy, reverberates to this day.

You can find in another part of the city, the Fulgencio Batista military supply train which was derailed by Guevara during the battle for Santa Clara. Light was fading so sorry for the poor photos. My understanding was that the  remains are in its original location.

jAN 1, 1959

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