Memorial Museum of the Command Headquarters of the FAR: Fidel Castro’s Operations Center

Museo Memorial de la Comandancia de las FAR, Matanzas

Tuesday - Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

In the former offices of the Sugar Mill Australia, belonging to the municipality of Jagüey Grande, there is the Museum of the Command Headquarters of the FAR (Revolutionary Armed Forces), which was founded on April 19th, 1981. This institution tells the story of the heroic deeds of Girón and it was reopened specially for the celebrations of Fidel’s 90th birthday.

Inside the building there is a wide collection of photographs, documents, weapons and other objects related to the struggle carried out by the Cuban people, under the direction of Fidel Castro, in April 1961, during the mercenary invasion through Bay of Pigs. It also has images, documents and other objects that allow knowing right from the emergence of the building to the moment it became the Command and Control Center.

Declared National Monument, the Memorial Museum of the Command Headquarters of the FAR exhibits the wreckage of an invading plane outside its premises. The location of the museum was Fidel’s operations center in Matanzas. From this place, the leader of the Cuban Revolution directed Girón’s actions after moving his headquarters over there.

Along the road leading to Bay of Pigs, there are the commemorative monuments to the soldiers who died during these heroic deeds.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday (9. 00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.)

Sundays (9.00 a.m.- 2.00 p.m.).

Ticket Price: 1.00 CUC

Text: Aracelys Bedevia

Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez

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