Cienfuegos, History

Fernandina de Jagua, Cienfuegos City Foundation

Fernandina de Jagua. Cienfuegos City Foundation

On January 1st 1819 Infantry Lieutenant Colonel Juan Luis Lorenzo De Clouet, proposed the foundation of the town to the governor of the island, Don José Cienfuegos. The proposal was accepted and officialized on March 9 1819 ... read more

Mal Tiempo Battle

Mal Tiempo Battle

The Battle of Mal Tiempo (Bad Weather), began with the march of the invading column of Maceo and Gomez to enter the territory of Cienfuegos. This battle ranks as one of the most important actions taken by insurgent forces in the invasion to the West during the war of independence against Spanish colonialism ... read more

September 5's Armed Rebellion

September 5's Armed Rebellion

At dawn on September 5, 1957, the revolutionary officers of the Navy commands and July 26 Movement attacked the Southern Naval District, in Cienfuegos, arrested the head of the base and other supporters of the Batista dictatorship and occupied the military installation ... read more

Bay of Pigs Invasion

Bay of Pigs Invasion

The Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961, also known as Playa Girón Invasion or the Girón Battle was a military operation in which troops of Cuban exiles, trained, financed and directed by the CIA of the United States of America. They invaded Cuba in order to make a beachhead, form a provisional government and seek support from the OAS and the international community recognition ... read more