Museum of the City (Museo de la Ciudad)

Museum of the City (Museo de la Ciudad), Havana: Address, Phone Number, Museum of the City (Museo de la Ciudad) Reviews: 4/5

Museum of the City (Museo de la Ciudad)
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Brad H
Sydney, Australia3,888 contributions
Great for a quiet break from the city
Dec 2019 • Couples
The City Museum houses quite an eclectic collection of items. With no English translations we were unsure of the relevance of some of the items to either the city or Cuba more generally. The building however was very beautiful and it was lovely to stroll around and relax in the picturesque and cool central courtyard.
Written January 1, 2020
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Magnumbazzer
Burgess Hill, UK181 contributions
Place of tranquillity in a busy city
Nov 2019
Probably the best value for money of all the museums as it's only 3 CUC and if you want a quick respite, head inside as it's quite tranquil. Lovely courtyard and standard museum exhibits from 100 to 200 years' ago. Don't miss the 'road' immediately outside as it's made of wood to dampen the noise of the carriages!

There's no cafe inside.
Written December 11, 2019
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Shekufe
Tehran, Iran31 contributions
Amazing for photos
Apr 2019 • Friends
Apart from the building you can go on top of the building and see how the city looks from above. Most probably you will find a flag hoisted in the back and that's what you need to capture
Written May 28, 2019
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Janet C
Stockport, UK1,966 contributions
Lovely building
Mar 2019 • Couples
Great architecture and lovely courtyard. In a city of museums, this is just another one, with limited things to see - other than the building itself
Written May 18, 2019
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Mina P
Inverkip, UK7,939 contributions
Havana's history in detail
Jan 2019 • Couples
Built in 1792 as Palacio de los Capitanes Generales (Governor’s Palace) it was designed by the Havana engineer Antonio Fernández de Trebejos and Zaldívar, in Cuban baroque style. It served as Spanish colonial government headquarters until 1898, then as the centre of U.S. military administration till 1902, then as the Cuban president’s residence and finally (1920-67) as the City Hall.
In the courtyard, full of trees and peacocks, there is a Carrara marble statue of Christopher Columbus since 1862.
Today it's Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum) unfolding the city’s history. Besides the private apartments of the Captain General and his family, the visitor may enjoy Havana's history, displays of old horse-drawn carriages, funerary and religious art, artillery, etc.
Located on Plaza de Armas, it has 40 permanent exhibition halls.
Written March 19, 2019
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Diptych
Hampton, UK1,069 contributions
Great building
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our impression of this museum is that it is contained in a marvellous building but that the collection itself is a little underwhelming. Great for imagining the atmosphere of bygone days but not overly impressive.
Written March 14, 2019
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Stanton B
Philadelphia, PA154 contributions
Beautiful architecture
Jun 2018
Visited as a family with children 16 and 13. This museum has a beautiful courtyard and historic photos of Havana. The entrance fee of 3 CUC was reasonable. The uniforms from Spanish soldiers were interesting. Our guide gave us a very good tour which lasted about 45 minutes. I thought the visit provided us with information pertaining to early Spanish settlement in Cuba.
Written June 22, 2018
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,795 contributions
Lovely building
Mar 2018 • Couples
The collection was OK but the highlight was the building. It was CUC3 to enter - not a must see but could be a good way to see an old building.
Written March 22, 2018
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Rene Ibarra
Austin, TX92 contributions
Art Tour to Cuba
Sep 2017 • Friends
Camiba Art had planned a visit to this museum based on the information they provide on their website. I have been to this place before and really enjoyed it. We got there and the place was closed. No notice, no nothing. If you are planning to go, call in advance.
Written September 11, 2017
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC11,182 contributions
Nice!!..
Aug 2017 • Family
the architecture of the building was very good. nice museum to visit in the heavily traveled tourist district
Written August 29, 2017
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