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Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)

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Address: Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600 , Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 624091
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The museum presents the story of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and includes...

The museum presents the story of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and includes vivid exhibits like blood-stained and bullet-riddled uniforms.

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What fresh hell they went thru to get rid of Batista! Look for the bullet holes. Lots of reading and photos. Check

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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What fresh hell they went thru to get rid of Batista! Look for the bullet holes. Lots of reading and photos. Check

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Museum of the Revolution was a collection of military junk under what appears to be an ugly piece of Russian architecture in the middle of beautiful old Havana.

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Thank Daniel A
Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there on a Sunday morning early so it wasn't too busy the rooms were interesting, and easy to walk around and see the exhibits. But what put us off, my wife needed the toilet (ground floor) and she said they were descusting and would not use them so we had to leave and go back to our hotel

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Housed in a beautiful old building showing not only signs of war but wear as well, this museum provides the Cuban counterpoint to the better known US version of the Cuban revolution It's not enthrallingly curated and many of the exhibits are showing signs of age. They aren't as protected as they would be in a western museum. Nonetheless there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a part of the Cuba trip we needed some cultural influence. This place covers a lot of Cuban history and was a nice visit. The downside was that with limited spanish knowledge it was sometimes difficult to follow all texts etc next to all the photos and paintings. Some hade english translations and some did not. Go here if... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is housed in the old Presidential Palace and the building itself is worth visiting just to see the architecture. The museum obviously charts the history from the point of view of the revolutionaries but doesn't particularly smack of propaganda. Most of the text is now in Spanish and English. There are many original artefacts and photos from the... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk through the rooms and read the posted documents - OK, but where is the spirit of the Revolution?

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful building with damage due to the incursion there! Excellent history lesson from the Cuban perspective. Run down in places but well worth the visit. Has some shops for souvenirs also.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to understand the Cuban psyche, you should visit this museum. It tells the story of the Cuban revolution of 1959, the lead-up to it and its aftermath. Naturally, the narrative is from the perspective of the victorious revolutionaries. Some might see some of the presentations and language used as fairly clumsy propaganda. But you visit this museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Museum of the Revolution paints a historical revisionist picture of the Revolution and the inter-related relationship of same to the United States in contrast to the scenario painted in North American history that we are most likely to have entertained. Truly an interesting introspective from the viewpoint of those that govern Cuba coupled with their illustrated hatred for the... More 

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