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Loved this place! Great place to learn more about a vintage pharmacy!

Great place to learn about a vintage pharmacy. They provide you with a tour of the facility and we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JeanMiami
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Miami, Florida
most amazing!

I really recommend going, so much interesting history and everything is as it was left. it was my... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn about a vintage pharmacy. They provide you with a tour of the facility and we were helpful in answering any questions you may have.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I really recommend going, so much interesting history and everything is as it was left. it was my favorite part about Matanzas!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank morena b
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Cuban drugstore frozen in time exhibits alchemy of the 1950s. The long lady behind the counter was laid back and either only spoke Spanish or very reluctant to answer questions in English, German and French. A simple little place to walk back in time.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TahitiJim
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Most museums gather fragments of their area of specialty, and use them to tell a story. This one is a story in its own right - not a fragment, but an entire pharmacy frozen in amber. All of the jars and vases and drawers full...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Blue_Byways
Reviewed June 1, 2018

This is a fascinating collection of historical pharmaceutical supplies and instruments. We had a private and informative tour by one of the staff. But we also had a bilingual member in our party, so we were able to get the history and ask questions. They...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank marcia_marcia
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating and excellently preserved museum. Loved it. It is well worth a visit and takes you right back in time.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed April 27, 2018

The museum is very interesting. Tours are only given in spanish. If you love baseball talk to Rasiel

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We went here on a tour so the entrance fee was included in the tour. It took about 20 minutes. It’s fascinating to see that this pharmacy looks exactly the same as it did the last day it closed. Seeing all the jars with medicines...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank sheila270
Reviewed April 5, 2018

The US blockade was so useless when it came to healthcare. The history of green medicine, shows why.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Once the centre of life in Matanzas, the pharmacy founded in 1882 is microcosm of Matanzas' history. If you were rich or poor, white or black, American, French or Cuban, your prescriptions are recorded in the immense ledgers, with many remedies developed here. The pharmacy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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