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“The Mardi Gras of the Caribbean” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo del Carnaval

Museo del Carnaval
Calle Heredia No: 301, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Tampa
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“The Mardi Gras of the Caribbean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very nice museum and I received a great personalized tour (in Spanish) covering decades of the Santiago Carnival. I found particularly interesting the fact that during the crisis years in the 1990s they use a paperpunch to create the ornaments for the dresses and hats...

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not much in here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Just a few rooms of photos of recent carnivals and a few faded dresses and masks

Visited April 2012
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Nysted
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“Wish I could come to the next carnival”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The exhibits, the imagination an the creators of dresses, the colors and the sense of carnival in the air.

Visited December 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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“Museo de Carnaval”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Don't have English guide, but the guides were able to communicate through sign languages. Just go and look at the clothing worn for the carnaval.

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne Australia
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“A small but important museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Santiago de Cuba has the island nation's most important carnival traditions and this museum,located only 5 minutes from the main city square, is a great opportunity to explore the origins of carnival and the way in which it has evolved over time. Lots of good social, economic and cultural history- and if you want feathers, vibrant colours, mask, exotic bests et al- there's lots of it here. As often happens in Cuba, though, you really need at least decent basic Spanish to be able to fully enjoy this place. A little further down the same street is the Casa de la Trova of Santiago, a great place to hear Cuban music and, if there is room and you've had enough to drink, dance the night away.

Visited February 2012
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