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Casa de Africa

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Casa de Africa

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Traveling Black wrote a review Oct 2019
Oakland, California258 contributions26 helpful votes
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A quaint museum with depictions of Afro-Cuban history, religion and art. Certain regions of the place are restricted until palms are greased :-/ Often times they have a music group play rumba in the back
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Date of experience: January 2019
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facisons wrote a review May 2018
Houston, Texas12 contributions1 helpful vote
I really like this museum. Really interesting artifacts and facts about slavery in Cuba. I would suggest you have a phone that can translate from Spanish though, very few of the signs were in English.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Martin R wrote a review Apr 2018
Orleans77 contributions31 helpful votes
Museo Casa di África. A less often mentioned attraction (in the guide books I read), but a very pleasant surprise, was the Casa de Africá on Obrapía. They have a very interesting collection of African sculture and other art pieces, most from regions of Africa from which AfroCuban ancestors were taken as slaves. We lucked out to be there for a free Saturday afternoon concert. I don’t recall is those are the first Saturday of every month or more often. Stopping by to see schedule is recommended. I don’t think they have a website.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Shishitraveller wrote a review Oct 2017
Brooklyn, New York85 contributions17 helpful votes
The collection was really nice. The artifacts from the various African countries was phenomenal. Although the museum is free, one of the ladies approached us and asked for a donation. We were also told that we could not take pictures on the second floor, then another lady on second floor, told us to take pictures, but then wanted a tip. It may be an in house hustle, unfortunately. Otherwise nice visit.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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fionaruidh wrote a review Aug 2017
Wildomar, California270 contributions95 helpful votes
I learned quite a bit about how the people of Cuba have developed into their current culture. There are a number of exhibits of different types of art, and several sacred items. I had read that there were some Santeria items there, but I didn't find any. Be prepared to walk up and down stairs, as this place is three levels, and it doesn't have an elevator.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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