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
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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500globe-trotter
Devon15 contributions
Family
As an archaeologist I was interested in the burial site, and interested to learn about the original indigenous population. I also thought they'd done quite a good job of reconstructing a "Taino Village" . However I felt so sorry for the young women who were playing the role of "Taino tribeswomen". Before the dance they were trying to fold their arms over their naked breasts, and looked very embarrassed & uncomfortable at being goggled at by leering tourists. These aren't "tribeswomen", they're local women playing a role, and they shouldn't have to demean themselves like this to earn a few dollars from the tourists. If you do an image search for Taino women you'll see plenty of examples of women playing the role without baring their breasts. The performance itself is aimed at entertainment rather than authenticity, so there's no need for it - it's just salacious & degrading.
Written May 31, 2016
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malotsoffun
Almonte, Canada34 contributions
Friends
This is something just to do. It is a neat side trip....you know the saying when in Rome do as the Roman's do....they take you into places where the nice and regular Cuban people live...very interestimg
Written February 20, 2016
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Herts traveller
Hertfordshire, UK83 contributions
the native mock villiage was different from the norm... a little of a suprise.. go and find out, however don't allow more than a couple of hours as there is not that much to see, and don't go with the reps...take an independent way there
Written February 3, 2016
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holidaysplus
Adelaide, Australia186 contributions
Couples
A visit to this museum will give you a break from Cuban architecture. Gives you a great insight into the native Cuban Indians prior to being wiped out by the Spanish invaders of the time. An hours drive from Holguin via taxi (or you an take a local bus). We hired a taxi through our Casa for the day and got a great deal. The cost included visiting the museum and a couple of hours on the beach at Playa Guardalavaca which is a great beach. The museum provided a description of the burial site and history in English which allowed us to get an understanding of what we were looking at. This is one of the few places in Cuba where native Indian history is explored. There is a cost to enter per person and a separate cost if you take in a camera. On the way back we stopped and bought local in season fruits from the side of the road sellers, brilliant. Nothing like fresh mangoes.
Written July 29, 2015
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Geni T
Vancouver Island, Canada17 contributions
Family
Worth the trip. Not a long drive. Go to the market, hire noël and he will take you on an amazing tour. We went out with him twice and enjoyed both trips immensely. He took us on a tour that really showed us life in cuba. Tips him directly and then pay the cab fair.
Written April 12, 2015
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bruce620
London, UK104 contributions
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
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
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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LeeNKerry
Wallasey, UK19 contributions
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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