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interesting museum with a beautiful view

We entered the museum in order to take in the view, and ended up enjoying the entire museum. It is... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
MarkLinton
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Tiberias, Israel
One of many interesting museums in Trinidad

A five minute walk through the centre of Trinidad will lead you to a variety of museums. It wasn't... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Ann T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Simon Bolivar (just below the Plaza Mayor), Trinidad 62600, Cuba
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All reviews worth a visit tiny steps nice museum entry price old mansion sugar cane industry take pictures colonial times beautiful house worth the effort worth the climb visiting trinidad tower history furniture town exhibition
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stumbled upon this museum in the evening and were the only people there. It was only 2 CUC to enter an elegant old house that had been owned by a sugar baron. There were displays about the sugar cane industry and slavery but text...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We entered the museum in order to take in the view, and ended up enjoying the entire museum. It is housed in an old colonial home/mansion, and there are artifacts from the pre-colonial period as well as the early colonial period. The guards are mostly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed August 18, 2018

A five minute walk through the centre of Trinidad will lead you to a variety of museums. It wasn't so much content of this musuem that was of interest but getting to see the decorative walls and design of an old mansion.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann T
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Entree 2 CUC per person. If you want to take pictures that's an additional 5 CUC. Nice colonial building, old furniture and original porcelain. Unfortunately most of the information is in Spanish. We thought the best is the view from the tower. This alone would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MartijnP_12
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This museum as the many others in Trinidad is very well maintained and offers valuable information on the history of this wonderful city. Definitely must see, as well as the museum of the architecture. We did not visit any other museums.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gaston1504
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Known as Museo Palacio Cantero, it's a History Museum, with objects relating to the founding and development of the town. There's some lovely furniture, a lot about the sugar cane industry and the regions role in the fight for independence. Another fascinating place in this...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed February 9, 2018

like in many museums in cuba every visitor get a guide who makes a very proffesional job and of course the tower is a kind of adventure

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank bestsZagreb
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The house is okay, there is not a great deal to see. There is information provided in both Spanish and English. However it is the view at the top of the tower you are paying for. You do have to climb a large number of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DLTT2015
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Magnificent neoclassical building, meticulously saved from 500 yrs ago in colonial time. This whole village is a step back in time and a wonderment of Cuba’s fight for independence. The blue spiral staircase was a cool experience just be cognisant of where you step. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Trueluck168
Reviewed January 14, 2018

The museum was ok, a little boring and almost everything is in spanish. However, when you go up in the tower you get an amazing view of Trinidad!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Silje G. N
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