ABEL SANTAMARÍA MUSEUM PARK
Among the remains of the old Saturnino Lora Civilian Hospital, a building that dates back to 1865, is located a beautiful and solemn spot in Santiago de Cuba, where a group of young people attacked the hospital on July 26th of 1953.
Another historical event took place on October 16th of that same year, where the trial against Fidel Castro, regarding the events of the Moncada Garrison, took place and where he pronounced his famous historical defence named History will Absolve Me (La Historia me Absolverá).
It was opened to the public as a Museum in 1973 and its rooms exhibit the hospital’s story, as well as personal objects of the attackers of the Moncada Garrison and the room where the trial took place. It was declared a National Monument on July 10th of 1998.
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