Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, Havana
(4.4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Located on the western side of the Plaza de Armas the 'Palace of the Captain-Generals' is perhaps the finest example of Baroque architecture in Havana. Completed in 1780 this was home to the Spanish G...  more »
  • Rich history, photos, flags, testimonies of the first and second independence struggles must add to the architectural beauty. I recommend making it with Guide because he brings a lot.
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  • It is a beautiful Palace-Museum overlooking plaza de las armas which was the seat of the Governor at the time of Colonialism (then pre-revolution). Include original furnishings and vehicles. The entrance is free of charge but in my opinion it is worth visiting just to the Palace.
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  • Incredible restoration of the former Casino Espanol. Wonderful acoustics, too.
  • Some sort of office where they perform civil weddings. Great place to sit across on Prado Boulevard and see the beautiful cars with happy couples on their way to marriage!
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