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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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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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Fascinating Insight Into Cuban History And Psyche!

This is very much a mixed assortment of exhibits, statues and artworks; some rather "dry" and dusty, others like the boat "The Granma", and the bullet-stained uniform are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great museum located in what was the presidential palace (until the revolution) Great history in this beautiful building, complete with bullet holes in walls and Tiffany & Co. décor. A must see in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is very much a mixed assortment of exhibits, statues and artworks; some rather "dry" and dusty, others like the boat "The Granma", and the bullet-stained uniform are fascinating, iconic, and writ large in Cuban folklore.Yes, it is very much a slanted and romantic version of events - but Cuba is a unique country existing in it's own time-warped bubble,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Mostly faded photos and party line explanations about what happened in Cuba, along with strange artefacts such as pants and boots of Fidel and other revolutionaries. Some of the rooms still showing shadows of the old splendour, but badly needing some TLC. Personal discovery - Camilo Cienfuegos was a sexy dude, too, and there seems to have been some serious... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Contains a lot of local revolutionary history (major part of Cuban history) as well as the Pavillion Granma which contains a replica of the boat Fidel returned to Cuba in in 1956. Like a lot of Cuban buildings the architecture of the museum is excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As an American it was exciting to see the "other side" of their history that shows more information that any of our history books contain. It is unfortunately, like most Cuban places, is sadly wearing down and it will be very unfortunate if they aren't able to update things like the writings that show the information about pictures, etc. But... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum certainly would need an upgrade as far as displays are concerned, but I still found it was one of the most interesting museum I've seen in Havana. Here you will see the evolution of the Cuban revolution. When you see some of the results of this revolution, like good education and health systems for all, and you compare... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Interesting for its historical importance. But the layout is a bit boring and outdated. Do not forget to visit the static displays behind the museum. Stop by the cafe for a super delicious fresh lime drink!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It is Sad how something as important to the Cuban Government and people is presented in such a poor manner. Dont be fooled by the exterior which leads one to believe youre entering some grandiose type of Palace. Once you walk through the door you cant help but notice the horribly bored staff. For the Price of 8 cuc I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Firstly, we were so pleased that we had booked a private guide . The building , like so may in cuba needs some TLC. But there is so much information here and history. Our guide was brilliant . Translating the Spanish information for us. I'm not sure that we would have had such a good experience if he had not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum is one of those places in Havana that really needs to know what tourists need - sorry if that sounds a bit pompous. It's absolutely baking inside and the literature / information is only partially available in English. Shame as there are a great many artefacts, photos etc of the revolution on display but it's hard to interpret... More 

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Address: Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600, Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 624091
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

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