El Chorro de Maita Museum

El Chorro de Maita Museum, Holguin

El Chorro de Maita Museum
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Shirley B
Bridgewater, Canada5 contributions
BEST TRIP
Feb 2020
Great value for the money, and Transgaviota guide Idel and driver Daniel were knowledgeable and a joy! The day included the Maita museum and many other traditional sites. An unforgettable day! Staff at the museum arranged displays and performances. The scenery is so beautiful and the experience gratifying!
Written March 3, 2020
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Gary150769
Portrush, UK451 contributions
Native Burial Ground
Jul 2019 • Family
We went here for a day out. You have to pay an additional 5cuc to take pictures here. The burial site is on one side of the road, and the reconstructed dwellings are on the other. They do put on a good show for you. There is a restaurant and a bar at the end of the tour.
Written July 30, 2019
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bruce620
London, UK104 contributions
interesting
Aug 2018 • Solo
Was a small museum and the bones look like they are not real. Not sure really but was interesting if a bit vague on the detail. At least you get a sense of some history and something of the history of Cuba. Worth a look ,
Written August 31, 2018
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Nena7777
Montreal, Canada70 contributions
For its cost, well worth it! $2
Oct 2017 • Couples
This museum is really a tiny house with tons of bones of deceased indigenous peoples found some years ago dating back to pre-colonial times. If you read the description its interesting to see the history behind them. We thought the bones were replicas or something but those were the actual remains of real people!! For its cost, its something nice to do to get out of the hotel, and out of the typical tousisty markets. It was a quick one hour visit to both the museum o one side of the street and the mock-up of how the Taina people leaved in the mocked up village ($5 CUC). Unlike other tourist reviews, the bus that picked us up let us know the fee was $2 to the museum and $5 to the village mock-up.
Written October 11, 2017
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northcaptivaisland
32 contributions
Bait and switch no signs for separate admission
Jun 2017
There were some times during our independent trip that we felt taken advantage of. This is one of those times. We paid to visit the small archeological museum across the street and saw no sign indicating the admission was separate for the village. Staff lounged around watching us and as we prepared to leave they said you must pay first. No one ever bothered speaking to us, showing us the sign or doing any sort of educational presentation. The most interesting things was the construction of the buildings. Boots of the royal palm fronds folded for walls and tight thatching was beautiful to see. But since we took photos of it, admission was $5 not an additional $2.
Written September 25, 2017
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Gavin H
Birmingham, UK18 contributions
Interesting Slice of History
Aug 2017 • Couples
We visited the museum to view the archaeological site part only and found it most interesting, our tour guide Julio translated for use. Very interesting to view the bodies and artefacts that have been excavated there.
Written August 16, 2017
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Lucy D
London, UK37 contributions
Small with little details
Mar 2017
I was slightly disappointed by my trip - although to be fair, there were doing a lot of maintenance work at the time of my visit. I just felt as though I walked around and learnt almost nothing!
Written March 30, 2017
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Mike S
London, Ontario, Canada30 contributions
A small piece of history
Jan 2017 • Couples
An interesting find. Our guide Louis translated from Spanish to English everything the staff guide relayed about the burial site. There was a 5cuc fee for bringing in your camera and taking pictures.
Written February 9, 2017
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Srm-nan
Harrow, Canada97 contributions
An interesting place to visit near Holguin
Dec 2016
We visited this interesting museum which is a replica burial site from the times of the Taíno indigenous people of Cubaand the nearby replica reproduction/ reinactment of the tribal life prior to arrival of Spanish as part of our escorted organized tour. . The site is well worth a visit and interesting reproduction.. The staff and the performers were very friendly and provided a good overview of the life in the era.
Written December 21, 2016
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LeeNKerry
Wallasey, UK19 contributions
Just bones in the ground
Jul 2016 • Family
Quite interesting to view but not very exciting, had to pay to enter and tour guide only spoke Spanish, given a card in English. Good if you like this sort of thing
Written August 13, 2016
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