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Pharmaceutical Museum

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Address: Calle 83, Matanzas 40100, Cuba

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Interesting Historical Museum

A very common looking entrance that makes it difficult to find. Has a handout in both English & Spanish that was very helpful. Multiple rooms with displays of old containers and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very common looking entrance that makes it difficult to find. Has a handout in both English & Spanish that was very helpful. Multiple rooms with displays of old containers and tools. Very interesting for anyone with a medical background or interest in old medical treatments.

Thank wcosue
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to visit, there is much to see and lots of old medicines used from around the world to view. Language translation cards are provided to assist you. We would have liked to have viewed the balcony upstairs but this was sealed off to visitors.

Thank Moton2
Glendive, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real gem! It was a bit difficult to find but is located across the square from the Hotel Velasco. There are written explanations in English :) for folks like me that don't know Spanish. I enjoyed seeing all of the old medications in original containers and some of the medical instruments. I'd say a "must see" in Matanzas for... More 

Thank Glentanahome
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was like going back in time. Everything was left exactly as it was when communism took over. Antique equipment and bottles still filled with medicine. Metal needle, suppository molds, distilling equipt. Mahogany wood cupboards, delivery bike, scales. Very interesting to anyone involved in rhecmedical field. Visited as part of a tour to bellmar cave. We then went across the... More 

1 Thank Wendy S
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured this museum as part of a larger tour of the Mantanzas area and I honestly wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the museum. Entering the pharmacy is literally like walking into the past with old ledgers, bottles and actual medicinal ingredients not to mention tons of other pharmacological equipment. I can't wait for... More 

Thank Christena H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We were travelling with our friend who is a Pharmacist so he was eager to visit this museum. How fortunate for us. It is a beautiful space that is well preserved and the information presented was clear and made the visit very pleasant.

1 Thank Brenda R
Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

The idea of a pharmacy museum may sound boring but this is a real treasure. There's not a lot to do in Matanzas and this really is a must see. It costs 3 cuc and is a fascinating insight into the 19th century. We took lots of photos and marveled at the cooking range and the hundreds of beautifully decorated... More 

1 Thank 3098
Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Just the history of this museum is amazing. The tour is roughly 20 minutes long and it brings you back to old world Cuba. Very educational and great for the whole family.

1 Thank lenfromsturgeon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum that took you way back in time. 2 cuc for entré and it was worth it. Many old items.

Thank evangsarp
Hackensack, New Jersey
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

This pharmacy/ museum is fascinating, and is definitely worth a visit. The guides are quite excellent.

Thank Jane M

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