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Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)

Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600 , Cuba
53 7 624091
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Ranked #43 of 110 attractions in Havana
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: 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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Chatteris, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum as we felt we should learn about Cuba history. The building is incredible with bullet holes all over the place. But the actual exhibitions are not that easy to understand. Firstly everything is in Spanish and there are English translations, but not for everything and some text just didn't make complete sense. everything is in glass... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We spent a good couple of hours wandering through this fascinating glimpse into the recent history of Cuba housed in the former presidents palace - it would be helpful to have a vague idea of what happened before you go as many of the exhibits are labelled in Spanish only. Having said that many of the exhibits also have an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is quite an extensive exhibition charting Cuba's recent history, and fascinating with all it's propaganda and attention to detail. The building itself is very lovely and the outside exhibition of war vehicles/planes and the replica Grandma yacht is also very interesting. Don't let the hustlers tell you that the museum is closed so you must go to their 'fiesta',... More

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Athens, Greece
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Museum is housed in the former Presidential building.People expecting to see exhibitions like other museums which cover centuries of history perhaps will find it untidy and dull. Anyway they should know that it covers only the events of few decades. The documents, inventories, articles shown concern the preparation of the revolution, troops and supplies organization, their successes, their failures,... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

One of many museum we visited during our stay in Havana. I thought this was one of the better ones as we chose not to have the audio tour, however unlike others museums in Havana, this one had English translations to the Spanish descriptions of each piece. A good beginners guide to the History of Cuba (obviously from Castro's perspective!).... More

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UK
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53 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Partisan as you'd imagine in a communist regime but vey interesting. Some translation into English, majority Spanish. The chronology is random so don't expect an idiots guide to the revolution, you'll get much more from it by doing some basic research first

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Istanbul, Turkey
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Opening new exhibitions with english translations but the old parts only have spanish or no comments at all. But must see place even for the photos. you can also see the Granma-ship that carried Fidel, Che and 12 friends, unfortunately 2 days after than planned

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Buckinghamshire, UK
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Fascinating museum, whatever your views of the revolution. As history buffs we spent a number of hours going round the museum.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The museum has a large outside display of vehicles, tanks etc. that may be seen over the railings without charge. However there are lots of interesting artefacts and images from the revolutionary period inside. The palace building in which the items are housed is of interest in itself. Well worth a visit if you wish to know more about an... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

this is the place to go. Take time, this exhibition is huge and very detailed about the history of the revolution but also about their goals and their successes (education, health etc).

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