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Museo Giron, Playa Giron

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Brush up on some local history at Museo Giron, a collection of artefacts, photographs and military vehicles that tell you the story of the Bay of Pigs invasion. In 1961, just a stones throw from the museum site, 1,400 Cuban exiles invaded the bay in an attempt to overthrow their leader, Fidel Castro, during the Cold War. An attack backed by the United States, the museum weaves together the history of the invasion from the Cuban perspective, with a film showing the "first defeat of US imperialism in the Americas". Explore outside the museum and find the British Hawker Sea Fury aircraft and ruins of an American aircraft carrier, reminders of the bay's very recent past. Arrange your visit to Museo Giron and discover more family-friendly attractions in Playa Giron using our Playa Giron holiday planner.
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  • We really lucked out and managed to tag along with another group who had an English speaking guide who really, really new his stuff. If he hadn't been there I think I would have struggled to get...  more »
  • This is must-see visit for any aficionados of Cuban history and the struggle of the Cuban revolutionaries to establish themselves after the fall of Batista. A CIA sponsored invasion of Cuban exiles...  more »
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  • In The museum there are exhibits related to the unsuccessful invasion of the Americans in Cuba in the small village of Playa Giron in the Bay of Pigs. Entrance to the museum costs 2 CUC, in the middle there are a lot of exhibits referring to the fight against Cubans with the American army. There Are different types of weapons used to defend against invasion, uniforms and equipment of soldiers that then had. There Is also a lot of showcase with photos showing the course of these fights. A Piece of history.
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