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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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The Moncado barracks were the first military target of Fidel Castro, when he attacked Santiago on 26 July 1953 at 5 a.m.. He thought all the soldiers would be asleep and drunk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum filled with reports and details regarding the revolution . Lots of artifacts and items . They have a wonderful collection of war items planes, missles, bombs guns, bullet riden truck fast motorboat, etc it will take a while to see around this but it is well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The Moncado barracks were the first military target of Fidel Castro, when he attacked Santiago on 26 July 1953 at 5 a.m.. He thought all the soldiers would be asleep and drunk (beacause of the carnival), but they weren't and so Fidel's small army was beaten and Fidel taken prisoner. The whole story is presented here (in an old-fashioned way).... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and super informative! I'd definitely recommend it. Spent hours there, well worth the money.

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Falmouth, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Whoa! Reviews for this museum are all over the place.... If you're looking for entertainment, this is not the place to visit. It will seem like a dull classroom lecture. Most of the exhibits aren't very "exciting" and some prior knowledge of Cuban history is needed. However, if you're fascinated by the Cuban revolution, and if you're willing to listen... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place is really just full of somewhat bizarre items, like a bullet that killed someone or a mug that was used by a rebel. Mostly on Spanish with some English translations. Expensive for what it is and we were in & out in under an hour. Expect the usual propaganda.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This museum is worth a visit. It details the history of Cuba and what the revolutionaries achieved in that period of time. You also have access to see the boat that Che Guevara arrived in to Cuba.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited this museum expecting to find out about the Revolution. We paid our entrance and I was walking ahead of my husband to the outside court and through to the display of tanks etc when an irate Cuban man gesticulated to me that I should come back. Apparently I had to leave my bag, a small one, in the... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This museum shows you simply and on a step by step manner the way Cubans gained their freedom. I really like to see the real clothes, munitions, and dissimilar objects on display accompanying the history has it happened chronologically. Make sure that you keep at least 1h30 to visit it properly (we were told differently at reception and could not... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is expensive to get into. I had read in Lonely Planet that there was art created by Cuban designers however the museum was under going renovations of the space so there was no art. And sad to say but the displays of the revolution were very rudimentary and certainly not of great quality.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It is boring and expensive. It's a country with an amazing and interesting history so they could improve in many ways. Actually, If you know about Cuba I would say that you do not miss anything if you don't go.

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