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Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)

Address: Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600 , Cuba
Phone Number: 53 7 624091
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Ranked #138 of 421 things to do in Havana
Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: The museum presents the story of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and includes vivid exhibits like...
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Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Owner 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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

tour the history of the revolution, very informative if biased piece on the revolution, mainly focused on the efforts of Che. Well worth a visit although if you dont read Spanish you wont bea able to read many of the information pieces (many are in both English and Spanish however)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I was slightly disappointed by this museum. Having said that- I did think it was interesting and informative. Mostly newspaper articles (in Spanish) and photographs. A lot of information on Che and Camilo but surprisingly not much on Fidel. It is hilarious that it is in the former national palace. You can see the bullet holes on the wall as... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Me and my other half sneaked to this museum whilst on a day drip to Havana while everyone else went shopping and we were so glad we did! It was amazing. If you love history, che, fidel or just the history of cuba in general you will love this place. Its 100% worth visiting. We also visited the cigar factory... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A lot of information and historic monuments for the Cuban revolution. Definitely worths to visit. Even the Granma Yatch itself worth to go there.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The former Presidential Palace has been converted to a museum of the Cuban Revolution. It is very detailed and well done. It provides narrative in both English and Spanish. Outside you will find the relics of the movement including the "Granma" and the delivery truck used as a trojan horse by the students to attack the palace. You can see... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

the museum is quite good, comprehensive, with many pictures. However, mostly in spanish. For those who do not speak the language, take a guide or trablsator. the boat Granma is also exhibited. the boat in whic 82 people arrived in Cuba, incuding Fidel Castro and Che Guevarra. The time after the revolution is also covered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This museum is in my opinion a must-see when in Cuba. Yes it is different, that´s why it is unique, and it is both interesting and useful to see this exposition. As any museum it is made for people interested, and as a such I liked it a lot. Good exposition both indoors and outdoors (vehicles involved and Memorial of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Hardly anuthing is in English, but it was ok to see, and the caricatures of presidents Bush Jr. and Sr. and Reagan were my favorites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Smart move of Fidel Castro to use Batistas old presidential palace as the main building for the museum of Revolution. It is a very beautiful building and an impressive monument of the old "banana republic" as well as explaining details of the revolution.

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Riccione, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We've been here the first morning, after we arrived. The place is easy to reach from El Prado and the city center. The museum is not really good organized, the objects are in vitrines close to the wall. you can see 5-6 times the pants of Ché, not really a lot of helpful information. The last rooms are filled with... More 

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