Cuba - Bay of Pigs Invasion Museum

This museum, known officially as the Museum Playa Girón, is just a few yards outside the entrance to the hotel at which we stayed. The museum is devoted to the Cuban victory against the Bay of Pigs' mercenary invasion financed by the United States' government on April 1961. More detail here.

Playa Girón means "Beach of Girón", named after the town of Girón, which in turn is named for Gilberto Girón, a notorious French pirate who plied his trade at the beginning of the 17th C. Playa Girón, along with Playa Largo, is one of the beaches in the Bay of Pigs on which the invasion took place.

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