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Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)

Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600, Cuba
+53 7 624091
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Not too impressive

Due to the high ticket price, we had some high expectations for the museum. Despite the beautiful... read more

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Adel H
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Cuban History

This is a must to get to know the history of the revolution and understand Cuba today. Do not miss... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600, Cuba
+53 7 624091
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Due to the high ticket price, we had some high expectations for the museum. Despite the beautiful building, the content of the museum was not impressive. Almost nothing is translated to english. If you however speak Spanish, i guess the museum is more interesting.

Thank Adel H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must to get to know the history of the revolution and understand Cuba today. Do not miss this! Interesting read on the Cuban side of history and the Missile crisis and how they view American government. Make sure you go out outside...More

Thank WillIGoBack
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to see a collection of printed propaganda pictures and some Che Guevara's pants and pay 8 CUC, this museum is for you.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't expect the Museum of the Revolution to be balanced or objective; so i wasn't disappointed. This place is The Party Line all the way. Conservatives will probably be annoyed, leftists will be (unduly and inaccurately) inspired, Cuban exiles from Miami will be enraged...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 5 days ago

In the old presidential palace; you can still see the pock-marked marble stairway, from the bullets. You get a sense of the pride Cubans have for their country and recent history, and it's interesting to see US involvement from another point of view. I enjoyed...More

Thank ElvisTaco
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can really imagine the important history that took place here. And even though only my husband likes cars and tanks etc those parts were fascinating. people who are expecting more are comparing to Europe. I loved the unapologetic pro communist narrative. eat at Cha...More

Thank Heathhart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a real must see in Havana which depicts the years leading up to and beyond the revolution. The building itself is the main attraction as this is were it pretty much began. You can trace the history events that shaped Cuba to what...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The information is interesting and the price was fair, but overall subpar for a museum of such importance. The exhibitions were very old, poorly done and not particularly engaging. It is helpful to know some history of Cuba's past and of the revolution to add...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I usually are not big on museums, but this places was absolutely fascinating! We spent a wonderful couple of hours browsing the exhibits and learning this history of the Cuban revolution. Many of the exhibits have explanations in English. It was amazing...More

Thank dwg51357
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was tough to do with 30 kids and a soft-spoken tour guide. The exhibitions are old and not especially engagingly presented — you really have to be interested in the subject matter — but the building is beautiful.

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How much time would a visitor need to go through the museum? Thanks!
February 18, 2017|
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Response from CansunDemir | Reviewed this property |
Nearly 1 hour is enough.
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Is there any reference to the Missile Crisis with Kennedy, Castro & Khrushchev other than the shot down U-2 spy plane?
February 12, 2017|
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Response from cbkMiami | Reviewed this property |
No. It's all about the Revolution. They do have a missile on the grounds, though. They also have a wall of "hated" politicians which include Reagan and both Bush's. I asked our Guide why not Kennedy and said they blamed... More
Hello, I visited the Museo de la Revolucion in Havana Cuba two times. The first in March 2013 and the last this past March, 2015. I am planning a review on the exhibit. But I am wondering if I missed something. Unlike my earlier visit, this second time around I did not see any rooms that focused on pre-revolutionary Cuba, going back to the Spanish colonial era and the American occupation. Now, it all seems to begin with the 1950s and the popular uprising against the Batista regime. I'm wondering if these pre-revolutionary era rooms were closed for renovation when I was there this past March. If so, do you know if there are plans to reopen them? Any updated information would be appreciated. Thanks, Arns
September 28, 2015|
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Response from JubiladaWandering | Reviewed this property |
There were three failed attempts at Revolucion prior to 1959's success. As this is the Museo de Revolucion only revoluciones are looked at... not imperialist goings on. The earlier revoluciones are referenced as building... More