Ernesto "Che" Guevara's mausoleum

This mausoleum of Ernesto Che Guevara is a memorial in Santa Clara, located in "Plaza Che Guevara". It houses the remains of the revolutionary Che Guevara and twenty-nine of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 during Guevara's attempt to spur an armed uprising in Bolivia. The complex includes a museum dedicated to Che Guevara's life and Che Guevara's bronze statue holding an eternal flame. It was inaugurated upon completion on December 28, 1988 with Raúl Castro in attendance. The project was conceived by architects Jorge Cao Campos, Blanca Hernández and José Ramón Linares, along with sculptors José de Lázaro Bencomo and José Delarra. Additionally 500,000 Santa Clara residents contributed more than 400,000 hours of volunteer work in the construction of the sculptural complex, who worked in unison with skilled artisans of the Eliseo Díaz Machado Foundry in Guanabacoa.1

  • Photos by Enza Laurendi (August 2019) and page layout by Annamaria Palese ti.liamtoh|49.eselapairamanna#| (November 2019)

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