The Major General Vicente García Memorial (National Monument) is one of the emblematic places regarding the compilation of texts and personal history about the Lion of Santa Rita. It is located in the house where he was born, on the street that bears his name today, between Julián Santana and Francisco Vega streets.
The memorial allows us to know about the family life of this mambí (A rebel in the Cuban uprising of 1868) military chief, his main combats and deeds, some curiosities with respect to his figure and his presence in Venezuela, where he died as a victim of an act of treachery in 1886.
But this museum also devotes an area to show samples of other patriots from Las Tunas who took part in the emancipation fights in the 19th century, during which the province was set on fire three times to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Spanish forces.
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez