Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, Havana

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Admire the architecture and get a glimpse of Havana through the centuries at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Formerly the governor's residence, today this late 18th-century Cuban Baroque building houses the city museum. Admire its ornate limestone facade and stained glass windows, then step inside to view exhibits of period furniture, artworks, clothes, weapons, ceramics, and more. Wander the picturesque courtyard, where peacocks roam freely around a statue of Columbus. Our Havana travel itinerary planner makes visiting Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and other Havana attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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TripAdvisor
  • One of the most important palaces in Cuba, home to the Capitan General (Governor) of the Island under Spanish rule. The palace is being renovated now but it is worth a visit. Magnificent rooms and col...  more »
  • We found the museum beautiful and interesting, but we weren't aware we could have rented headsets in english. As a result, we stumbled through reading the Spanish diagram.  more »
  • As with all the museums, needs a guide to explain the exhibits. It was undergoing restoration, but what I saw was where Cuba was ruled from the late 18th century through much of the 20th, including th...  more »
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  • A museum that will tell a lot about the history of Havana and Cuba.
  • A must, the Spanish colonial government. Very good conservation.
  • Beautiful Museum, showing different kind of piece of arts and Cuban past.
  • A bargain for $3. I spent an hour wandering around.
  • Nice plaza with photogenic stalls around.