Historical Sites

Moncada Army BarracksMoncada Barracks, the second largest and the most powerful battalion belonged to autocrat Fulgencio Batista. Named after the hero of war of independence, Guillermón Moncada, this strong military camp was a site of attack led by Fidel Castro who started the Cuban revolution. Fidel Castro believed that, revolution was the only way of gaining the power and as a result the attack took place on the grounds of Moncada Barracks which was not that successful.

Fidel Castro, on 26th July 1953, along with a group of around 160 revolutionaries attacked on Moncada Barracks in the city of Santiago de Cuba. Among the group member, 61 were killed during the attack and the rest of them were captured. Some of the surviving members of the group still executed the attack. Later, Fidel and the rest people were imprisoned and held without any trial for more than two months. The day when the Barracks were attacked is presently celebrated as one of the most significant national holidays in Cuba.

The barracks today house a museum and school, where the museum helps you to view the items of the attack. You can view the unique setting of barrack, like actual bullet holes caused during the attack. You get to discover the Moncada museum which showcases each aspect of the attack in a spectacular manner for a very less cost and you call also take pictures and videos of the museum by paying an additional cost. Weapons and uniforms used during the attack are also on display in the museum and amazingly are the business cards of Fidel. Visitors of the museum get to learn about the Cuban revolutionary era with the help of guided tours carried out here. The museum is open for tourists from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and they can access the museum easily from the city of Santiago de Cuba. On the other hand, on Sundays, it is open only till 1 p.m. for the tourists.

Along with some of the unique and magnificent beaches in the world, Cuba has a remarkable history as well. Tourists visiting Cuba, should not only rush visiting the famous attractions, but also learn about Cuban history which is rich in nature.

Unknown Facts

• The official flower of Cuba is the Butterfly Jasmine, while the national bird is the Tocororo or the Cuban Trogon. The official tree of the Republic of Cuba is the Royal Palm.

• Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as 'El Cocodrilo' or 'El Caiman' as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator.

• Baseball and dominos are national obsessions in Cuba.

• When Christopher Columbus first happened upon Cuba in 1492 he thought he had landed in China.

• The current capital of Cuba is Havana, while earlier the capital used to be Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO has declared Havana City, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad World Heritage Sites.

• Cuba consists of more than 400 islands and cays, and is home to the Manjuarí, a fish that is not found anywhere else on the planet.

• The total land area of Cuba is 110,860 kilometers square making it the 17th largest island in the world.

• Cuba boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.

• The official flower of Cuba is the Butterfly Jasmine, while the national bird is the Tocororo or the Cuban Trogon. The official tree of the Republic of Cuba is the Royal Palm.

• Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as 'El Cocodrilo' or 'El Caiman' as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator.

• Baseball and dominos are national obsessions in Cuba.

• When Christopher Columbus first happened upon Cuba in 1492 he thought he had landed in China.

• The current capital of Cuba is Havana, while earlier the capital used to be Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO has declared Havana City, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad World Heritage Sites.

• Cuba consists of more than 400 islands and cays, and is home to the Manjuarí, a fish that is not found anywhere else on the planet.

• The total land area of Cuba is 110,860 kilometers square making it the 17th largest island in the world.

• Cuba boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.

• The official flower of Cuba is the Butterfly Jasmine, while the national bird is the Tocororo or the Cuban Trogon. The official tree of the Republic of Cuba is the Royal Palm.

• Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as 'El Cocodrilo' or 'El Caiman' as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator.

• Baseball and dominos are national obsessions in Cuba.

• When Christopher Columbus first happened upon Cuba in 1492 he thought he had landed in China.

• The current capital of Cuba is Havana, while earlier the capital used to be Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO has declared Havana City, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad World Heritage Sites.

• Cuba consists of more than 400 islands and cays, and is home to the Manjuarí, a fish that is not found anywhere else on the planet.

• The total land area of Cuba is 110,860 kilometers square making it the 17th largest island in the world.

• Cuba boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.

• The official flower of Cuba is the Butterfly Jasmine, while the national bird is the Tocororo or the Cuban Trogon. The official tree of the Republic of Cuba is the Royal Palm.

• Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as 'El Cocodrilo' or 'El Caiman' as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator.

• Baseball and dominos are national obsessions in Cuba.

• When Christopher Columbus first happened upon Cuba in 1492 he thought he had landed in China.

• The current capital of Cuba is Havana, while earlier the capital used to be Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO has declared Havana City, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad World Heritage Sites.

• Cuba consists of more than 400 islands and cays, and is home to the Manjuarí, a fish that is not found anywhere else on the planet.

• The total land area of Cuba is 110,860 kilometers square making it the 17th largest island in the world.

• Cuba boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.

• The official flower of Cuba is the Butterfly Jasmine, while the national bird is the Tocororo or the Cuban Trogon. The official tree of the Republic of Cuba is the Royal Palm.

• Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as 'El Cocodrilo' or 'El Caiman' as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator.

• Baseball and dominos are national obsessions in Cuba.

• When Christopher Columbus first happened upon Cuba in 1492 he thought he had landed in China.

• The current capital of Cuba is Havana, while earlier the capital used to be Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO has declared Havana City, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad World Heritage Sites.

• Cuba consists of more than 400 islands and cays, and is home to the Manjuarí, a fish that is not found anywhere else on the planet.

• The total land area of Cuba is 110,860 kilometers square making it the 17th largest island in the world.

• Cuba boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.

• The official flower of Cuba is the Butterfly Jasmine, while the national bird is the Tocororo or the Cuban Trogon. The official tree of the Republic of Cuba is the Royal Palm.

• Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as 'El Cocodrilo' or 'El Caiman' as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator.

• Baseball and dominos are national obsessions in Cuba.

• When Christopher Columbus first happened upon Cuba in 1492 he thought he had landed in China.

• The current capital of Cuba is Havana, while earlier the capital used to be Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO has declared Havana City, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad World Heritage Sites.

• Cuba consists of more than 400 islands and cays, and is home to the Manjuarí, a fish that is not found anywhere else on the planet.

• The total land area of Cuba is 110,860 kilometers square making it the 17th largest island in the world.

• Cuba boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.

• The official flower of Cuba is the Butterfly Jasmine, while the national bird is the Tocororo or the Cuban Trogon. The official tree of the Republic of Cuba is the Royal Palm.

• Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as 'El Cocodrilo' or 'El Caiman' as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator.

• Baseball and dominos are national obsessions in Cuba.

• When Christopher Columbus first happened upon Cuba in 1492 he thought he had landed in China.

• The current capital of Cuba is Havana, while earlier the capital used to be Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO has declared Havana City, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad World Heritage Sites.

• Cuba consists of more than 400 islands and cays, and is home to the Manjuarí, a fish that is not found anywhere else on the planet.

• The total land area of Cuba is 110,860 kilometers square making it the 17th largest island in the world.

• Cuba boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.

• The official flower of Cuba is the Butterfly Jasmine, while the national bird is the Tocororo or the Cuban Trogon. The official tree of the Republic of Cuba is the Royal Palm.

• Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as 'El Cocodrilo' or 'El Caiman' as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator.

• Baseball and dominos are national obsessions in Cuba.

• When Christopher Columbus first happened upon Cuba in 1492 he thought he had landed in China.

• The current capital of Cuba is Havana, while earlier the capital used to be Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO has declared Havana City, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad World Heritage Sites.

• Cuba consists of more than 400 islands and cays, and is home to the Manjuarí, a fish that is not found anywhere else on the planet.

• The total land area of Cuba is 110,860 kilometers square making it the 17th largest island in the world.

• Cuba boasts some of the best dive sites in the world.