Gran Hotel Escuela

Enramadas on the corner of San Félix, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | Hotel
 

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Santiago de Cuba: The Hero City

A travel blog entry by nicole.marrocco

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... Guevara.

We were able to see the very place where the 26th of July Movement received its name at our next stop—the Moncada army barracks. On July 26, 1953, Castro and 128 of his fellow revolutionaries attacked the barracks with Batista inside. They were brutally defeated, but it marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. The Moncada barracks, like all of Batista’s garrisons, is now a school, and the ...

The War for Independence in Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan

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... experienced and very nice.

Santiago was founded in 1511 by the Spanish but has a major French influence in it's architecture. The first four centuries of Cuban history are called the Colonial Period. In 1902, after the Revolution the Republic of Cuba was formed, also called the Neo-Colonial Period. In 1959, after Batista was overthrown a new Republic was formed by Castro.

Santiago was a refuge for Haitian ...

Driving to Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by jamesanddebra

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... cucumber, avocado, soup, caramel flan (creme caramel) and ice cream and cafe. All for $10 cuc. We are doing it again tomorrow. Aimara gave us a quick orientation tour and we are sorted for our sight seeing tomorrow. Out for a drink on the terrace of the Hotel Casagranda where Graham Greene wrote "Our Man in Havana" overlooking the main park -the Parquet Cespedes. A very busy park. 18 year old Santiago rum, piña calida. Hot balmy night. ...

Landed in Cuba!

A travel blog entry by mblosser

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... barraged with the call of taxi, and since I needed one, I hopped into one that a gentleman was offering in his 1950's era car. No seat belts, etc... Eventually I got to the Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square) that had an imposing and impressive statue of war of independence hero Antonio Maceo. I was supposed to meet my friend Charles there and travel with him the rest of the trip (he arrived the day before) but couldn't find him ...

Met professional dancers at Casa de la Trova

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... battle but won the war. This was the first armed action of the Cuban Revolution. The long struggle ended in 1959.


The Emilio Barcardi Moreau Museum was completed in 1927. It houses three themes; archaeology, history, and art. The archaeological room displays Cuba's aboriginal culture and different groups and their development. There are also two mummies of the Peru culture, and one from Egypt that belongs to the ...

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