Attractions in Granma

Comandancia de La Plata

Site that constituted the rebel headquarters for several months during the last stage of the struggles to overthrow the government of Fulgencio Batista, which derived in the revolutionary triumph on the 1st of January 1959 under the command of Fidel Castro. In this site the leader of the insurgents established his command post formed by facilities of great importance to the guerrilla like a hospital and the house where Radio Rebelde was set up. Declared National Monument in 1978, it constitutes a place of great historical importance and can be visited in excursions for those who wish to learn more about the history of Cuba and also wish to come into direct contact with the place’s endemic vegetation and fauna; this as long as they're physically up for it, since the tour can last several days and some of its treks are made on foot.

On site one can observe the well-conserved facilities built by the rebels, integrated to the mountain so that enemy could never spot them from the air. The houses were made with wood chopped in the nearby forests, and are built in the air right on the hill slope.