Loma del Capiro

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Loma del Capiro comprises three small hills that gained national importance as the hideaway and key point of Che Guevara and his men during the Cuban Revolution. It is a National Historic Site and also a popular lookout point for its panoramic views of the city. It was the most important part of the Battle of Santa Clara against Fulgencio Batista which the rebels won thanks to Che's strategic planning. Instead of the estimated two months, the city was captured within a few days after Che ambushed a protected train that was full of weapons passing through the hill. Besides its historic importance, this place is filled with native plants of the Cuban savanna as well as tamarind trees. It might be a long walk up the hill, but it certainly is worth the sight.

Location:  Off Capiro