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Museo Playa Girón
- Museo Playa Girón
- THE AMERICAS
- Alt Name:
- Bay of Pigs Museum
- Cold War
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Playa Giron
- Fidel Castro
- Playa Giron,
- Bay of Pigs Museum, The Che Guevara Monument,
about Museo Playa Girón
Museo Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs Museum) in Cuba is dedicated to the Bay of Pigs invasion.
In April 1961, during the Cold War, approximately 1,400 Cuban exiles invaded the Bay of Pigs - Playa Girón – with the aim of overthrowing Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
This attack failed in its entirety, with most of the force being taken prisoner and around one hundred being killed. The Bay of Pigs invasion was particularly humiliating for the US government under President John F Kennedy, who supported the exiles in their attempted coup by land and by air as well as training them.
Today, Museo Playa Girón is a small museum near the exiles’ landing site and battle sites. It houses a collection of photographs and other historic pieces relating to the invasion, whilst outside there lie the remains of an American aircraft as well as other military vehicles. Museo Playa Girón does not currently offer any English translation of its exhibits.
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Address: Museo Playa Girón, Playa Girón, Cuba
Phone: (5345) 984 122
Museo Playa Girón is located in Playa Girón in southern Cuba. This is not along the normal tourist track – ask your hotel about the best way to get there.
Museo Playa Girón is open daily, 9am-5pm. Entry costs 2 CUC, and twice as much if you want a guide as well.
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