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Interesting collection + potential to catch AfroCuban music

Museo Casa di África. A less often mentioned attraction (in the guide books I read), but a very... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
Martin R
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Orleans
Small but Nice

The collection was really nice. The artifacts from the various African countries was... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
Shishitraveller
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Brooklyn, New York
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Apr 13, 2018
“Interesting collection + potential to catch AfroCuban music”
May 26, 2018
“Little known musuem”
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Obrapia No. 157, e/ San Ignacio y Mercaderes | Obrapia No. 157, e/ San Ignacio y Mercaderes, Havana, Cuba, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Martin R
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Shishitraveller
Reviewed August 13, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank fionaruidh
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

The place has potential, but considering Cuba's link colonial and post revolution, one would think that there would be more items to look at or history to see/read. Nit the best.

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Miotoni
Reviewed March 28, 2017

The museum is pretty basic, but every Saturday they have free musical programs which are amazingly good. Get there early. Also, you've got to walk to the place to see the schedule. They don't answer their phone and the ONLY place on earth the program...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Tivolicat
Reviewed March 25, 2017

This is a must for anyone who is interested in the African influence in Cuba. The cultural show was excellent. Had many displays which were related to religion and cultural items used in the past.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Diane S
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This museum was ok. Ive been to better. Its not that big but they had quite a few historical artifacts that I never seen before at other museum I visited in the states. It was cool tho somthing different.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank chakab
Reviewed September 2, 2016

The downstairs exhibition is a bit like an advert sposored by the South Africa tourism board but the upstairs exhibits were much more interesting with artefacts from several religions of African origin as well as African artworks and musical instruments. Entry is free but the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Julie C
Reviewed August 2, 2015

I studied abroad this summer in Cuba with USAC, and our classes were held inside Casa de Africa. If you're interested in Cuba's African roots, especially religiously, this is a great place to wander around to view historical artifacts and interesting artwork. There is an...More

Date of experience: July 2015
7  Thank JustOutofReach
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