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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
Description: 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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Learn about the Cuban revolution

The name of the museum tells you what kinds of displays you'll see, but it's important to know as well the history of the building it's in. This was the former presidential... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The name of the museum tells you what kinds of displays you'll see, but it's important to know as well the history of the building it's in. This was the former presidential palace, where Batista lived up until 1959. After the triumph of the revolution, the building was turned into a museum. It's an interesting contrast to see the displays... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

When I saw such low ratings, I thought I'd better put in my two pesos. I visited this museum years ago. No, it's not a flashy, high-tech First World museum. A thinking person will appreciate that the quality of the museum says something about the country itself, including the typed and oft-misspelled captions held in place by straight pins -... More 

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Suffolk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The musuem has a mix of written accounts and maps, historical artifacts, and examples of tanks, planes and vehicles used in the revolution.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Go and see the old documents about Fidel, Che and the revoluion. See how the story between the US and Cuba has been complex. And most interstingly, there is the health care system that started right after 1957 to be built up as well es the education system. You'll find all this in black and white photographs that are almost... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited the revolution museum in Havana and it was an interesting glimpse into Cuban life. The museum chronicles the revolution, but exhibits are hard to follow. Translations into English are often lacking. The museum is in a beautiful building that had not been updated recently, and some of the areas have been fitted with drop ceilings. If you visit... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The museum gives a great review of the history of Cuba from the 1950s to today. There is an emphasis on the revolution itself, The Castro family, and brings you to modern day. It also has some excellent exhibits on the art of Cubans and is definitely worth your time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The museum is situated in old Havana and offers a good insight to the history of this beautiful country. The fee to enter is 8 cucs and you will need about an hour at least. There was a school play in the central square inside the building whe we went whic was enjoyable.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

i agree with the poor reviews given. The revolution was a huge event in Cuban and worldwide history and deserves far better treatment than this shabby third rate exhibition. There are a number of artefacts poorly presented with few english translations, the only point of real interest that you can't better by reading any number of books on the subject... More 

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Kent
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Housed in a fabulous building, there are some great paintings, furniture and photographs. You can really soak up Cuba through the ages. At the end take a walk over to see Granma the boat and the bullet holes in the various vehicles. Fascinating

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Huge area where revolution square is. Hearing the history of what occurred and seeing the monuments was interesting. Great show of old cars in this area.

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