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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  • The Museum showcases memorabilia and photography of the conquest of the island by Castro and his "compagneros". There are many historic relics now entered in the myth, like the speedboat "Gramma", and there are many pictures of the salient episodes of the reconquest of the island and the expulsion of the Americans. Is a must see for anyone visiting Cuba for the first time and want to get an idea of the spirit that pervaded the island and that has made it, with changes due to time, what is, of course, the cut is overly emphatic, as all the museums in countries born to vere revolutions eventually crystallized into totalitarianism that well or ill continue to rule the country and must be based on icons and stereotypes to justify the continuation of social conditions filled with contradictions.
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  • The Museo de la Revolucion combines a glimpse of old Spanish imperial Havana, alongside the 'modern' history of the 1959 Revolution - bullet holes in the wall included - much of it taking you back to ...  more »
  • A decent place to meet, all the ride is very attractive and interesting, recommended to go with time to enjoy it
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  • The main building didn't really cater for non-Spanish speakers very well, an audio tour would probably make it very interesting. The vehicles outside were more interesting but it would be better to understand the story behind each one. It was more interesting to watch the dance lessons in the empty rooms and courtyard.
  • Very interesting history of the Cuban people. The building its self is wonderful to look at and has wonderful architecture inside. Definitely a must see when visiting Havana.
  • Really interesting exhibits in a beautiful building. Would definitely recommend to get a Cuban perspective on the Cold War.
  • It was interesting to read and see the revolution from the Cuban perspective. A great many of the exhibits had English subtitles as well to make it easier to understand. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Havana.
  • A stirring shrine the Cuban Revolution. The yacht, Granma, was the most moving to me. It sits in a glass pavilion on the museum property. The museum collection is a shrine to the audacious success of the Cuban revolution. The collection needs updating. The displays are a bit dated in subject and presentation. However, a visit is both enlightening and compelling. The dramatic story of the revolution is told through mostly interesting artifacts. If one visits Havana and skips this museum, I wonder if you have been to Havana at all.

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