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“Small but interesting museum.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Romance Museum

Romance Museum
Trinidad, Cuba
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Small but interesting museum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The collection gives a brief glimpse into life of the wealthy in colonial times. Inexpensive entry fee. firendly helpful staff. Charming building with good views from the upper storey.

Visited January 2014
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“Beautiful museum. Travel back to the 1800's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This museum in the old home of the Conde de Brunnet is nicely kept and contains many of the original furniture pieces. The others I was told belonged to other families from Trinidad. The frescos of the walls in one of the rooms were being painted as there had been some water damage. The rooms have guides that can tell you about the history of the house, furnishings and other decorations. Definitely recommend it.

Visited January 2014
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“Romance Museum, Trinidad, Cuba”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stunning! Trinidad is the best town in Cuba that we saw in our 2 week trip. Better by far than Havana with buildings better than I expected for 1500s. Museum did not have priceless ceramics etc enclosed but on display to see up close. What a treasure to see these items and hear the History from our guide Juan Carlos with Gaviota Tours. His driver Alfredo and he were fantastic!

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Visited April 2013
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“What's gonna happen?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The 500 anniversary of the city is just a few months ago. Te restoration of the museum is very behind schedule. What's gonna happen? Are they rushing the last monts before it's reopening?
Are they going to make a reaaly good job?

Visited March 2013
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“UNBELIEVABLE - Don't Miss It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This museum overlooks Trinidad's main square and has an excellent exhibition of romantic style porcelain, glass, paintings and decorative furniture which belonged to the Conde de Brunet family of Spanish nobility, dating from 1830. Feel free to ask a lot of questions of the workers stationed in various rooms. It is difficult to imagine how these treasures survived after so many years because when a hurricane happens, they "close the windows" - no other means of preservation are used. You'll be amazed! This museum is a "WOW!" There is a one time fee to take pictures.

Visited November 2012
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