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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  • And this is the perfect starting point to figure out what has become Cuba after Castro's revolution. In this beautiful building you will find short stories, memorabilia, testimony, de La Revolucion. Feel free to check them out.
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  • This is an interesting place to visit if you have one or two hours to spare - they have many rooms containing a lot of photos, weapons, letters, personal items belonging to the leaders (Che Guevara, C...  more »
  • I personally didnt get any enriched by coming here. You see banal things and listen to propaganda. Better off checking a documentary... oh well no unbiased documentary yet available.  more »
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  • Beautifully restored building with bullet holes left in the facade on the back of the building from the revolution. We did not go inside as we were stretching our budget fairly thin to begin with but there is enough to see around the building to still make it worth it. Be sure to check out behind the building where decommissioned Russian jets and missiles are on display and are clearly visible from the sidewalk.
  • Definitely worth checking out. The Museo has very detailed exhibits relaying the events of the revolution as they unfolded and the lives of the men and women who participated. It also goes on to describe the positive effects of the revolution on the people of Cuba (as the government sees them anyway) and is full of information that was brand new to me. The yacht Granma and the military hardware outback is pretty striking as well.
  • I think this is my favourite museum in all of the world. The exhibits are mundane but at the same time truly evocative of the Cuban revolution. The Cuban people fought many years for their freedom from foreign domination. The revolution was not perfect - nothing is - but it did truly provide a degree of liberation that surpasses by far similar experiences in other countries. The museum wonderfully expresses this. It is well worth the visit.
  • it was very interesting and I feel like I learned a lot. It is definitely a little on the one-sided but it is easy to see why the people were unhappy with the way things were before Castro. The building itself is in need of repair but there are some cool artifacts and gives you a much clearer picture into the Cuban history then most Americans ever get
  • A wonderful space showing off the great accomplishments of the Cuban Revolution. Full of relics and artifacts from the War. Definitely portrays America poorly but definitely fitting for the regime.
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