Museo Historico Naval Nacional

Museo Historico Naval Nacional, Cuba: Address, Museo Historico Naval Nacional Reviews: 3.5/5

Museo Historico Naval Nacional

3 reviews
Very good

Clitheroe, UK39 contributions
Overlooked historical gem
Apr 2016 • Couples
We found the historical displays really interesting, particularly if you are interested in the failed 1957 uprising and its brutal results, though the displays are in Spanish. We arrived as they were closing, but the staff kindly let us in and we were given a personal tour which made it all the more interesting. It is a little off the beaten track, about 1000m behind the Ferrer Palace, but don't be put off.
Written May 20, 2016
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UK611 contributions
Allow plenty of time
May 2013 • Family
This museum is about 10 minutes walk from Parque Jose Marti. Don't be put off by the unprepossessing entrance - walk through the gate and up towards the pink building. You pay just before going into the museum (it was 1 cuc per person when we went).

The museum consists of multiple small rooms which contain various exhibits - photos, maps, models, and historic artifacts. The first few rooms explain the events of the unsuccessful 5 September 1957 uprising, then subsequent rooms cover naval history in Cuba, important events in the fishing industry, marine archaeology, and sea life. We had only an hour to spare and managed to see about half the museum in the time available.

You do need to know some Spanish as the explanations and labels are in Spanish. There are plenty of staff around to help if you have any questions.

The entrance to the museum and all the rooms are on level ground, and there aren't any steps, so it is accessible. The views of the bay are great too.

We didn't see any sort of cafeteria and the location is a little out of town where there aren't any shops, so it would be best to bring water with you if it is very hot.
Written June 4, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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