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  • Monuments: 26 de Julio, Historic Monument

    26 de Julio, Historic Monument, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba

    • Destination: Santiago de Cuba
    • Open: Daily
    • Address From: Calle Trinidad y Ave. Moncada. Santiago de Cuba
    • Telephone: (5322) 620157
  • Description Monuments: 26 de Julio, Historic Monument, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba

    The assault to the Moncada Barracks, in 1953 were the headquarters of the regiment "Antonio Maceo" in the city of Santiago de Cuba, capital of the eastern county. For its importance, Moncada was the second military fort of the country, occupied by about a thousand men under the command of Fulgencio Batista.

    March 10 1952, Fulgencio Batista gave a coup d'etat allied with the yankee imperialism that sank the island in a deep prostration, an awful delay, a big political crisis, and it established a bloody dictatorship.

    A group of young of Orthodox Party having conscience of the graveness in that this man had sunk to the country and of the absence of a political force able to face and to overthrow to the tyranny, led by Fidel Castro, it was given to the task of preparing, this assault, action that was carried out July 26 1953 and it marked the beginning of the last stage of the fight of the town for their total liberation.
    Moncada AssaultMoncada Assault

    The assault to the Moncada Barracks marked rule in the definition of the revolutionary victory in what concerns to independece war, since soon after the people known the objectives and they were called to be incorporated to the fight.

    The plan was elaborated in secret at all. Besides Fidel Castro, it were knew only for two partners of this movement and the responsible one in Santiago de Cuba.

    They had two Leadership Committees: one military, to the Fidel's control, and another civilian, directed by Abel Santamaría. Also, it was about a selective organization. For orientations of Fidel, their members were recruited between the classes and sectors humble of the population: workers, peasants, employees, modest professionals. They were preferably young people, unaware to all personal ambition, not infected for bad habits of the traditional politics.

    The weapons, uniforms and all necessary resources for the fight were obtained without appealing to the help of wealthy people neither of political corrupt. Their acquisition was possible fundamentally for the will and the personal sacrifice of the own combatants.

    The date chosen for the action was July 26 because this day was Sunday of carnival, traditionally party which the people of different points of the island attend, reason why the presence of young of other counties would go unnoticed.

    In the dawn of that day, 135 combatants, dresses with uniforms of the Army and led by Fidel, check out the attack plan. They were organized in three groups, the first one with Fidel, it would attack the quarter. The other two groups led by Abel Santamaría (second officer in command of the movement) and Raúl Castro, would take two contiguous important buildings: the Civil Hospital and The Court House.

    When everything was ready, it was given reading to the "Manifesto del Moncada", wrote by the young poet Raúl Gómez García under Fidel orientation.

    The surprise, main factor of the success, it wasn’t achieved. The fight was begun outside of the El Cuartel Moncada and it was prolonged in a combat of positions. The rebels has a confrontation with a superior enemy in weapons and men, retrenched inside that strength.

    Understanding that to continue the fight under those conditions was a massive suicide, Fidel ordered the retreat.

    Immediately after these facts, the dictatorship reacted with a brutal repression, where Batista transformed to El Cuartel Móncada into a torture and death workroom, and some unworthy men transformed the military uniform into butchers' aprons to execute each participants of so transcendental act.

    After the victory of the revolution El Cuartel Moncada was transformed into a school city that it took the name of School "Ciudad Escolar 26 de Julio" and a space of her was devoted to Museum on the facts related with the assault.

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  • 26 de Julio, Historic Monument is located in Santiago de Cuba
  • It limits to the north with the province of Holguín; to the west with Granma; to the south with the Caribbean Sea, and to the east with the province of Guantánamo. The province covers a total area of 6 343 21 , Km². You can get here through Antonio Maceo International Airport, also by road from any other part of Cuba, or by sea ─in this last case, requesting the services from Punta Gorda Marina.

    Two particular features characterizes Santiago de Cuba that make it exceptional: its hospitality, with people of happy and relaxed temperament and its rich historical-cultural wealth. Its Caribbean identity is evident in its popular music and in folklore manifestations. It depicts the title of Heroine City of the Republic of Cuba for the role carried out by its inhabitants in the revolutionary struggle during the decade of 1950. Privileged by its historical past, in Santiago de Cuba there are two of the Cuban places distinguished by UNESCO with the title of World Heritage: the San Pedro de la Roca Castle and the ruins of the first French coffee plantations in La Gran Piedra. The Santa Ifigenia cemetery , the 26 of July Historical Museum and the Siboney Farm, are places indissolubly linked to the history of Cuba.

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  • birdsofafeather1
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    Moncada
    On July 26, 1953, this military garrison was the scene of a famous revolutionary action against the tyrannical Batista regime. Despite its failure, the attack sparked the will of many young Cubans to struggle for their freedom. A plaque on the front wall commemorates another daring assault carried out on the November 30, 1956, by the 26 of July Revolutionary Movement. The former garrison is now a museum that covers the period from the Spanish conquest to the guerrilla movement in the Sierra Maestra Mountains.

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    The Moncada Barracks
    The Moncada Barracks are an especially famous landmark in Santiago de Cuba and named after renowned Cuban War of Independence general, Guillermo Moncada. Dating back to the late 1930s and boasting fortress-like crenelations, the original barracks were built here by the Spanish in the middle of the 19th century. Following the Revolution, the Cuartel Moncada was converted into a school, and is today something of a museum, with artefacts relating to its colourful past.

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Kamila

    Very Interesting
    Located near the entrance to Moncada Barracks, now a school, and set on the exact site where revolutionaries attacked the Batista regime's soldiers, is the Ciudad Escolar 26 de Julio Museum. This small attraction tells of the struggle against the dictator and his cruel regime, and provides added interest for those visiting the barracks.

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Folly

    Moncada
    The famous building of Cuartel Moncada. Here, the 26 of July 1953 a small army leaded by Fidel Castro tried an assault that failed, but became the first real act of the cuban revolution.

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Tom-2009

    “Moncada Baracks go for the view. ”
    The impressive Moncada building with bullet holes still visible (are they really original?) is interesting place to visit. There was a soccer game on, when I visited as it is now a regular school. There is also an interesting monument nearby on Parque Santamaria, Hospital grounds and view on Hotel Melia on one side and the harbour on the other... More 

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    Lostyeti73

    “Museum's worth a vist ”
    Visit the place where the revolution began has a good museum if you are interested in the revolution. The museum is only a small part of the building most of it houses a school.

  • birdsofafeather1
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    ERIC B

    “Toy castle ”
    The reason for my title is that was my first impression of these barracks, it does have the appearance of a boys toy castle, the yellow colour of the building just adds to this feeling, but once you hear the part this place has played in the violent history of Cuba, you come to appreciate its history, the fact it... More 

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Mantle22

    “Cool ”
    I was in Cuba with the Theodore Roosevelt Association in Feb 2012 actually. It was interesting to see where Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries launch their revolution. The building is riddled with bullet holes and classes are taught inside. It was also interesting to see that the weapons the revolutionaries used were American made like the M1s and Thompson.

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    Jimtraj

    “Leading to the revolution ”
    The building was named after General Guillermo Moncada who fought against Spain in the last liberation war (1895-98). It is considered a landmark since this ex military headquarters was attacked by a handful of rebels under Fidel Castro during the unsuccessful revolution of 1953. Nowadays houses schools and a very interesting and enlightening Museum about what the rebels suffered when... More 

  • birdsofafeather1
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    meagsme

    “Revolutionary History ”
    This former military barracks now houses a school and a museum. The museum details the failed 26th July 1953 attack by Fidel?s rebel army on the barracks, which is widely accepted as the beginning of the Revolution. Bullet holes from this attack are still visible in the front façade of the building (they were filled in by Batista?s army and... More 

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Sean-Marleen

    “Interesting museum to visit ”
    A not so big, but interesting museum in the Moncada Barracks where Fidel and his guerillas started the revolution. Some objects make you "feel" the things that happened on July 26th 1953 and the results of the attack. Very one-sided information, but what did you expect?

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Mary38677

    “A must see ”
    As part of a Revoluntionary Road trip of Cuba this was a highlight ,but I would highly recommend it .The building is now a school but the history of the building has been preserved bullet holes in the walls .The museum is well presented and easy to follow the episode in Cubas history .

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    Moirette

    “Don't miss it ”
    This museum is very well resourced if you want to find out about the events at Moncarda Barracks. it has excellent air con too!

  • birdsofafeather1
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    CheDarla S

    “So rich with history ”
    I fell in love with Cuba and its history even more when I was taken through a great tour and learned about the revolution. It's amazing that this place is now a museum and a school Viva La Revolucion