City in 🇨🇺Cuba

Santa Clara

Streets filled with revolutionary history.

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Santa Clara is a city in central Cuba. It is the capital of the Villa Clara Province. The city is located on the plains of the Santa Clara River. Santa Clara was founded by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1515. It was the first city founded by the Spanish in Cuba. The city was originally named San Cristóbal de la Habana. Santa Clara was an important city during the Cuban Revolution. In 1958, Fidel Castro and his rebels attacked the Cuban army garrison in Santa Clara. The assault was successful and the rebels took control of the city. Santa Clara is now a major tourist destination in Cuba. The city is home to the Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum.

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