Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), Havana

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Immerse yourself in Cuban history while you roam the chambers of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion). The museum is situated in the lavish Presidential Palace, decorated by Tiffany's and used by Fulgencio Batista before the Cuban revolution. Start on the top floor and work your way down to witness the chronological history of Cuba, viewing exhibits that narrate the story from the pre-Columbian times to the modern regime. See an exhibit about Che Guevara, observe "Granma," the boat on which Castro returned from exile, and admire numerous other relics from the 1950s revolutionary war. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and many more Havana attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Havana journey builder tool.
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  • Havana is endowed with some wonderful museums and galleries – this one is for the connoisseur of Cuban revolutionary politics, and offers interesting insights into the art of political propaganda...  more »
  • We found out lots more than we originally understood of the revolutionary period, the museum building itself is lovely if needing some tlc. Makes for a worthwhile escape from the busy old town...  more »
  • We spent a couple of hours here during our first visit to Cuban - whilst little of the information about the displays is translated (and my Spanish is - embarrassingly - non existent) there are...  more »
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  • The building is amazing and once the restoration works will be completed, it will be lovely. However, the museum exhibits leave a lot to be desired. Better curation is required in order to present better the Cuban revolution and it's people. Visitors should also be allowed inside to see the granma or else make a higher platform to see the yacht better and ensure glass panes are clean.
  • Wonderful place to have some insight into the Cuban freedom struggle and to appreciate hardships faced and commitment & leadership shown by the leaders. My only concern was that they don't take card payments even though it was written cards accepted but don't let that deter you from visiting. Must visit place in Havana.
  • Nice but that's about it. Not many interesting exhibits but loads of printed posters to read. Havana has more interesting museums
  • The museum of all Cuban revolution history. It used to be the Presidential House for most Cuban Presidents. You can move back to the 1950's and read the most significant parts of Cuba's revolution history. I would say it's a bit overpriced regarding the exhibitions, but worth a visit.
  • Interesting museum in two buildings, one of the former Presidential Palace of Cuba. Wide range of famous war machinery, including the shot-down US U-2 spy plane, the Granma ship, Russian tank, etc. Also holds personal items of Castro's & Che Guevara. Large part of the exhibit is of Che Guevara's personal items & statues.

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