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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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Museum Of The Revolution - Havana

The museum shared pictures as well as articles of clothing from the revolution which shed light on the times back in the 1960s. Overall I think it was a great museum, it could use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The museum shared pictures as well as articles of clothing from the revolution which shed light on the times back in the 1960s. Overall I think it was a great museum, it could use some modernization, perhaps a short 30 min film giving people some insight into why the revolution was started, it could help people who are unfamiliar as... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Given the importance of the revolution in Cuba to not only the country itself but also most of the western world, I was expecting far more than this as a record of what happened. Clearly geared up for local consumption much of the display information is lost as it is in Spanish with only minimal translations. The building in which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting and well worth a visit. This place still has bullet holes from the revolution. Has a good pictorial history, which was in chronological order. Small café which is good for a drink on a hot day. There is also a monument to the revolution and some vehicles used by the participants

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The building itself is very beautiful, as it was the former presidential palace. But during our visit, much of it was covered in scaffolding (like a lot of other building in Havana) However, the museum is just artifacts from the revolution. Any new photos seem to be inserted to show how Fidal's brother Raul helped in the revolution.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fine exhibit describing the revolution and the roles played by Castro, Che and others. A guide is well worth it as there is so much to see.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I was looking forward to visiting this museum - so much recent history to display. But I was so disappointed. There were lots of photographs and writings but there was no imagination in any of the displays. It was just boring and totally lacking in any passion for the subject.

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Truro, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This Museum was a huge disappointment. Most if not all of the information and panels were in Spanish so we got nothing out of the displays. We left not knowing any more information than we arrived with and we were interested in learning more about the history and culture. The guides at the door were rude and we were not... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you are interested in the 1950's Castro revolution this place is UNMISSABLE. Great old building, still carrying the bullet holes from the days of revolution and a nice out side garden with memorabilia of the revolution including the boat (Granma) that brought the Castro brothers and 80 more rebels to the "Playa Las Coloradas" in Cuba . It can... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a great starting point to learn where Cubans are coming from. The Revolution is #1, Fidel is #2. They are proud of their heritage yet still know that the future will require change. Don't cut this one short. Probably a two hour trip to see it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Housed in the former presidential palace. As with most buildings in Havana, it’s undergoing renovation. The displays are interesting and many of the narrations are translated into English. Typically, it shows the revolution in a very positive light with the only mention of violence having been committed by the imperialist Americans. Sadly, many of the artifacts and photos are in... More 

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