City filled with history from the twentieth century It was taken by the military commander Ché Guevara in December 1958, during the Revolution led by Fidel Castro, our former president, against the government of Fulgencio Batista. This city holds the memorial “Ernesto Ché Guevara”, built to honor his hard work in the fight for the independence of our country, which is visited by most tourists visiting the island. To the north of the city are the northern keys, a major tourist destination for the country, and to the south, it borders with the “Guamuhaya” which comprises the “Escambray” mountains, site that was used by the patriots on the island. Just one day should be enough to visit the sites of interest in this city.
Sites to visit:
♦ Mausoleum Ernesto Ché Guevara. Here you will find a museum dedicated to the life of Ché, where you'll find clothes, weapons and other belongings and a “Mauseleum” that hosts the remains of this prestigious guerrilla and 29 of their colleagues who died in 1967 during its attempts to boost an armed uprising in Bolivia. Keep in mind that on Monday this site is closed.
♦ The shielded train.
♦ Remedios. Located at 50 kilometers from Santa Clara. Eighth villa founded in Cuba by the Spaniards in 1513. According to historians is the third oldest Spanish site of Cuba. Its historic center is declared “National Monument”, where you can observe various examples of Spanish architecture of the seventeenth century preserved in very good conditions.