BATTLE OF MAL TIEMPO (BATALLA DE MAL TIEMPO)
This historical site, located in the municipality of Cruces, is within a park surrounded by a paved area that acts as an access to the obelisk. It has a stepped structure in a pyramidal form, and is located at the centre of the park surrounded by colonial ruins.
On December 15th of 1895, the invading column of Maceo and Gómez started moving in order to penetrate the territory of Cienfuegos; and made camp in Cruces, an important sugar region of the country’s central area.
In the settlement next to Mal Tiempo, the Spanish columns that were trying to cut off the advance of the Mambi troops, were attacked by the Cuban forces, producing a great battle in the middle of the Cienfuegos lands. This military and political feat covered the Invading Army (Ejército Invasor) with glory and dealt a hard blow to Spain’s aspirations of quenching the insurrectional struggle along the length of the island.
It was declared a National Monument on December 15th of 1981.
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