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. Arrange to visit Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and other attractions in Havana using our Havana vacation route planner.
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  • Museum which you can not miss if you go to Havana, id with tranquility and long time because discover much history of Cuba.
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  • Not clearly navigable, but signage in both English & Spanish. Open air windows, full light on ditto masters from the warfronts. Fascinating collection of items.  more »
  • A must see when visiting Havana. Allows you to see how the revolution worked and was supported through hard work and dedication. A must see.  more »
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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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