This place is located in the mountainous municipality of Guamá. It was declared a National Monument on December 25th of 1979 and was associated with the last stage of the insurrectional process towards the end of the 1850’s.
Here the Rebel Army (Ejército Rebelde) troops held a bloody battle with the army of Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship. This battle raged from the 11th to the 21st of July of 1958 and was led by the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro.
In this fight, the brave rebel Captain Andrés Cuevas Heredia lost his life on July 19th. For the enemy, the fact that one of its best combat units was completely dismantled, constituted a physical and moral defeat.
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