Cuban Revolution Tour
Join us on this history tour to learn about the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro. We'll visit the most symbolic and relevant spots to this momentous uprising in Santiago de Cuba. Patria o muerte!
Cuban Revolution Tour
"We were born in a free country that our parents bequeathed to us, and the Island will first sink into the sea before we consent to be the slaves of anyone". These remarkable words spoken by Fidel Castro encapsulate the spirit of the Cuban Revolution that he conducted back in the 1950s. We'll set off on a tour to experience for ourselves the history of this movement, one of the most studied historic events of the 20th century.
The tour will commence in front of the Casa Granda Hotel in Céspedes Park. From there, we'll admire the Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba for a moment before boarding a classic vintage car. The vehicle will take us to a key place to understand the politics of the city in the mid-twentieth century: the Palace of the Provincial Government, the current location of the Emilio Bacardi Museum.
We'll continue the route at the Moncada Barracks. This military base was attacked on July 26, 1953, by guerrillas against the Batista regime. The operation was led by Fidel Castro, his brother Raúl, and Abel Santamaría. Although the assault was unsuccessful, this uprising provoked the 26th of July Movement, whose fundamental role during the following years allowed for the ultimate triumph of the Cuban Revolution in Havana on January 1, 1960.
In this same place, we'll visit the 26th of July History Museum, whose permanent exhibition will allow us to contextualize both the history of the barracks and the Revolution itself. After the visit to the museum, we'll board a horse-drawn carriage that will take us to the Santa Ifigenia cemetery.
Once we enter the cemetery, we'll stop at the tomb of Fidel Castro, located next to the mausoleum of José Martí. Finally, we'll again hop in the vintage car and drive back to the historic center of Santiago de Cuba.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish, Italian and other language.
Transportation in a vintage car
Horse–drawn carriage ride to Santa Ifigenia cemetery
Admission to the 26th of July History Museum: US$ 4 per person
Entrance to Santa Ifigenia Cemetery: US$ 3 per person
When to book?
You can book up until 5 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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Hotel Casa Granda