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Museum of Colonial Art

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A surprising find

A surprising find. The museum was a real gem with some excellent exhibits. Our guide was extremely... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Dave B
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Small museum

This museum is not too big and it’s free but if you want to take pictures it’s $5 cuc. A lot of... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
sheila270
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Toronto, Canada
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Jul 27, 2018
“A surprising find”
Apr 4, 2018
“Small museum ”
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

A surprising find. The museum was a real gem with some excellent exhibits. Our guide was extremely informative and understood a great deal about the exhibits. I'd strongly recommend it and enjoyed it greatly.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This museum is not too big and it’s free but if you want to take pictures it’s $5 cuc. A lot of different types of artifacts. My one issue is that the description besides the art was all in Spanish. So I didn’t know what...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sheila270
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Where can you find a bronze statue of a Scottish Highlander in Havana? In the Museo de Arte Colonial which displays architectural features such as stained glass, doors and ironmongery plus furniture, statues, glass, ceramics and fabrics saved from the interiors of 18th and 19th...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed December 3, 2017

I saw two women greeting me but they couldn't speak English; I asked about the museum in English and they answer me in Spanish therefore, there was not any written explanation in English all was in Spain. there were some old doors, windows, and doors...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank RasoulSam
Reviewed January 30, 2017

This is not an art museum, but more of a decorative arts and furniture museum. If you are interested in 19th century and early 20th century Cuban furniture and glass, this is a good place to start. There are a lot of Spanish Colonial style...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LakeIslandGirl
Reviewed July 5, 2016

But not the best either. The most impressive thing here is the huge stained glass windows on the second floor - they're really beautiful

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Taryn M
Reviewed April 2, 2016

One guide -- an elderly gentleman speaking beautiful French -- was very knowledgeable and chatty. The others were bored women who added nothing of interest to the "visit" but who demanded a tip at the end. We wish we'd tipped the first man, but we...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank TheLoneWalker
Reviewed March 2, 2016

I went to the museum alone to kill a little time and to check out the art. Firstly, it's not really an art museum, it's more of a very limited collection of stuff from the colonial period. The reason I feel compelled to write this...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Helen L
Reviewed February 21, 2016

We went to the museum without any plans because it was raining. There wasn't so much art as just some items from colonial times. The items were OK but the whole experience was quite awful: there were guides in each room. When we got upstairs...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Hanna L
Reviewed January 7, 2016

In short this is a collection of household items amassed from various homes and sites like churches and convents. If you are interested in furnishings and household wares, this is interesting. However, don't look for art. As with most of the state-run museums, be prepared...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank CamilleP944
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