Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)
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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Dave S
Thorne, UK61 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Very informative about the revolution, a bit dry, but that's how it is presented. Would recommend if you want know the background to the revolution and to hear the views of the Cubans about the actions of America before, during and after the revolution. I certainly came out with an understanding of why the Cubans dislike the Americans so much, I think I would feel the same way too if only half the actions carried out by the Americans are true.
Written February 12, 2020
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MRA1965
Oxford, UK37 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very interesting museum, but I'm sure it could be so much better. Looks like the exhibits haven't changed since 1959 and hence all old and rather dusty. The Che museum in Santa Clara was actually alot better than this museum.
Having said all that it was still extremely interesting and the building is very nice. Just needs a new curator (let me re-phrase that - it needs a curator).
Written January 31, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Jan 2020
Like some other comments, I think this place deserves a visit, but could be much better (organization and quality). There is also a lot of propaganda on the bottom floor... Outside, you can visit the Granma yacht, and some other military vehicles/planes.
Written January 16, 2020
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Nayeli Vazquez
Frankfurt, Germany224 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
I consider this place to be a must , I mean the revolution it’s one of the most important aspect of Cuban life as such this place is worth a visit.

However it’s full with propaganda for the regime, and it’s not even a good one. Just a bunch of old poster behind glass.
Written January 18, 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,489 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Pass from there at night and watch the historic items. The guards let us get pretty close and took some photos.
Written June 15, 2019
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HeartoftheCountry
Telford, UK33 contributions
I love the way this museum is held in the former presidential palace of the dictator, Batista, ousted by Castro. However, and it may be intentional, the museum still feels like it has been thrown together quickly following the revolution. The palace has been emptied of all furniture (literally - the 'public' toilet consisted of just a bowl, no seat or wash basin and of course no paper and looked like no one had been in there since Castro took over) and essentially pictures and artefacts from the war are displayed in the empty rooms. There are some insightful pictures and reproduced news articles but as someone who has read about the revolution I didn't learn much. I think you would find it more interesting if you didn't know much about what happened or if you are from the US and have probably been fed a very one-sided view of the event. It was quite awe-inspiring to see the Granma - the boat on which the handful of revolutionaries arrived in Cuba. Considering the huge significance of the revolution over not only the current life of Cuba but its role in the cold war, a major part of the last century, I was surprised by the austere, dry approach of the museum. But maybe that is my Western upbringing. After all the revolution was a war, a struggle against a corrupt dictatorship and people died. If you remember that Cuba doesn't have money to throw at 'flashy' tourist attractions then it's worth a visit.
Written March 30, 2004
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canayenforever
vancouver BC270 contributions
On my first visit to Havana, I spent about three hours here on the first day, along with a guide. The exhibits have English and Spanish explanations, and although not highly sophisticated, they give you a clear understanding of Cuban history and why things are the way they are. I highly recommend it.
Written December 30, 2009
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA8,569 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The Museo de la Revolucion (Revolution Museum) of Havana is housed in the old Presidential Palace and used by several presidents of Cuba, the last of them Fulgencio Batista. It is a must visit place, specially for those one interested in the history of Cuba.
The museum exhibits several collections of photographs, flags, documents, weapons, and other objects related to the revolutionary fighting against Batista, and the history of Cuba, in chronological order, from the present Columbian culture in Cuba to the current society. In here stands out the exhibitions about the assault of Moncada in 1953, and about the life of Che Guevara. Behind the building is the Memorial Granma Pavilion, as a homage to the yacht used to move Fidel Castro and Che Guevara from Mexico to Cuba. The captions are I'm Spanish and English. The presentation felt a bit like a propaganda and anti American. Its interesting to hear another perspective. It's a very political museum but its worth visiting.
Written March 14, 2019
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Isabel_Alo
Madrid, Spain50 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
I've always been passionate about the history of Cuba. Have seen many documentaries, read various biographies of Che and Fidel... I know quite a lot about Cuba and the revolution and I was quite excited about going here, despite the bad reviews I heard from people around me.
They were right unfortunately. The museum lacks an organisation. Objects (most of them pretty meaningless) from the revolution rest in dust here and there. The exposition is hard to read, most of it only available in Spanish (I'm Spanish so didn't bother me that much, but even so it was hard to read because of the language used). It also has a very skewed version of reality. The revolution had good and bad consequences but it's clear whoever put together this exposition was pro it.
To add to it there's no air conditioning in the building or functioning lifts. This makes the visit even harder to bear. What a shame.
Written November 9, 2017
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moineauQc
Quebec City, Canada3,563 contributions
Nov 2012 • Couples
there is a lot of things to see its historic we are lucky to see all of this ,its a must to do!dont go there to late in the afternoon you ganna miss time to see everything
Written December 4, 2012
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