Desembarco del Granma National Park


Desembarco del Granma National Park
Desembarco del Granma National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Map showing the location of Desembarco del Granma National Park
Map showing the location of Desembarco del Granma National Park
Location in Cuba
Location Cuba
Coordinates 19°53′00″N 77°38′00″W / 19.8833333°N 77.6333333°W / 19.8833333; -77.6333333Coordinates: 19°53′00″N 77°38′00″W / 19.8833333°N 77.6333333°W / 19.8833333; -77.6333333
Area 261.80 km²
Established 1986
Type: Natural
Criteria: vii, viii
Designated: 1999 (23rd session)
Reference #: 889
State Party: Cuba
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Desembarco del Granma National Park is a national park in south-eastern Cuba, in what is now Granma Province. The park is named after the yacht in which Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro, and 79 of their supporters sailed from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 and incited the Cuban Revolution.In 1999 it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because of its marine terraces and pristine sea cliffs.

See also

  • Granma, the revolutionaries' yacht that landed here.

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