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Museum of the City (Museo de la Ciudad)

Calle Tacon | Plaza de Armas, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8616130
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Camiba Art had planned a visit to this museum based on the information they provide on their... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2017
Austin, Texas
via mobile

the architecture of the building was very good. nice museum to visit in the heavily traveled... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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Calle Tacon | Plaza de Armas, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8616130
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank _rene_camiba
Reviewed August 29, 2017

the architecture of the building was very good. nice museum to visit in the heavily traveled tourist district

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed May 5, 2017

AKA the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, was a good place to get a feel of the good life in the 1800's. It's also a good place to take a rest from the heat and spend some peaceful down time. Well worth the $3.00 CUC...More

1  Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The architecture was great. But the museum was not well maintained and the display was below average. Not much to see other than the building itself.

Thank Heronie M
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Lovely building and courtyard, almost deserted when we were there, except for the perfunctory State workers in every room who followed us about with no apparent purpose. Not a whole lot to see however.

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Wonderful example of baroque architecture, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales aka Governor’s Palace served as Spanish colonial headquarters until 1898, then it served as the center of U.S. military administration (1898-1902), then a Cuban president’s residence, and lastly City Hall. . There are little...More

Thank kerryhross
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Museum of the City of Havana is worth visiting simply for the beautiful building its located in. It was the Governor's Palace before the Revolution. Its elegantly furnished with antiques and works of art. Honestly speaking I found it to be lacking historical city...More

4  Thank YogiJuancarlos
Reviewed May 7, 2016

Some reviewers suggest that they would have learned more with one of the guides - well, they obviously didn't see the guide that tried to attach herself to me. She barely spoke english, wasn't very helpful, and they seem to earn their extra fee by...More

1  Thank fartoomanyusers
Reviewed April 20, 2016

beautiful building hosting an interesting (if poorly guided) collection....some really interesting pieces

2  Thank 1974AAUU
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Had a brief opportunity to visit the museum during a Havana tour. The building is stunning and the exhibits look interesting but I don't speak or read Spanish so the descriptions were incomprehensible to me. I would suggest engaging a tour guide to get more...More

2  Thank Paul T
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