Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)

Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), Havana

Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)
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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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More than 3 hours
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK804 contributions
Plenty of propaganda, but tells a famous and important story
Mar 2020
Havana is endowed with some wonderful museums and galleries – this one is for the connoisseur of Cuban revolutionary politics, and offers interesting insights into the art of political propaganda, giving as it does a somewhat slanted story of Castro’s seizure of power. Plenty of Cubans visit this museum – the story it tells is so central to their culture and way of life.
The main building is full of documentation and photographic evidence of the story of Batista’s overthrow. Although the English translation is limited, many of the artefacts and documents speak for themselves However, the more interesting section is probably downstairs and through the rear area of the museum where the star attraction is the Granma, the vessel that brought Castro, Guevara and 82 others to Cuba in 1956. But be warned, the ship is partly obscured by the surrounding glass in which it is encased for preservation purposes (you get a much clearer view of the Pilar at the Finca Vigia!) As you look at the aircraft and vehicles elsewhere in this part of the museum, be sure not to miss a section of the American U2 spy plane piloted by Gary Powers, that was shot down in 1960.
Written April 22, 2020
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russgibson1764
Edinburgh, UK32 contributions
Very worthwhile
Mar 2020 • Couples
We found out lots more than we originally understood of the revolutionary period, the museum building itself is lovely if needing some tlc.
Makes for a worthwhile escape from the busy old town streets.
Written March 28, 2020
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Hambleyhouse
Cumbria43 contributions
Worth a visit - even better if you have Spanish as an additional language......
Mar 2020 • Couples
We spent a couple of hours here during our first visit to Cuban - whilst little of the information about the displays is translated (and my Spanish is - embarrassingly - non existent) there are fascinating displays depicting the reality of the revolution, but also of more recent attacks and external political pressures on the current Government.
It’s just so important, and helpful, in increasing an understanding of the ‘heart’ of the Cuban people, what they have been through, and for what beliefs and goals. Worth it - definitely.
Written March 7, 2020
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Linda M
110 contributions
A Day Excursion
Feb 2020 • Solo
I woke up early to tackle the crowd that can be expected at this Museum. I was happy to be one of the first 5 people to enter the Museum. I like that I had the opportunity to walk though each room to read and get a full understanding of the Cuban Revolution and the people involved. The beginning of establishing additional institutions and the men who fought to implement their political ideology.

Extremely, informative for all. If in Cuba, must start with some of the basics and this was one of them for me.
Written March 6, 2020
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EwaLiz L
Rodeby, Sweden3 contributions
Ok, not more
Jan 2020
Just photos and text. Old style. The staff was not very friendly. Price ok. The house needs a make over.
Written March 6, 2020
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Emanuele C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg49 contributions
What at Story!
Mar 2020 • Couples
It was a fulfilling visit where we understood the complexity of this country with all the ups and downs.
Written March 3, 2020
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Dale H
Orange, Australia417 contributions
Interesting but could be much better
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was really hoping for much more than this museum delivered. It left me feeling that they could have provided much better artefacts, factual information and much much more detail. You can see all it has to offer in under an hour and you leave with more questions than are answered. I would probably save the money for the entrance fee and spend it elsewhere
Written February 23, 2020
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Word Wanderer
Beirut, Lebanon70 contributions
Gets boring before you reach the end
Nov 2019
I expected the museum to display more interesting artifacts and information. However, I felt that the walk quickly became repetitive.
Written February 20, 2020
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Mo S
Naestved, Denmark30 contributions
There is nothing there ?
Feb 2020
It looks really nice, and you kind of have To go when you are in Cuba.
There are some nice halls where the president use to sit, but apart from that it is just a lot of posters whit history and propaganda.
Not worth the money.
Written February 19, 2020
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Ian William H
Hawes, UK542 contributions
Loved it
Feb 2020 • Couples
A must on any visit to Havana...

8 c u c less than 7 pd uk.....great memorabilia all explained in english And spanish.... feel first hand the cuba of the 50s and the history as you walk through the splendid palacial galleries...
Written February 18, 2020
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