Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, Havana

(4.6/5 based on 440+ 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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  • Travel back to the 1800's for a glimpse of the elegant lifestyle of the Spanish Colonials who lived here. As the story goes, the wife was a light sleeper and horse hooves would wake her up so they rec...  more »
  • Now the City Museum, the Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales was built in the 18th century. It takes up an entire block and looks quite austere, but inside there is a lovely courtyard. There are exhibi...  more »
  • the building is very nice, the patio also, beautiful vegetation, when at the Museum it is not of great interest.
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  • A museum that will tell a lot about the history of Havana and Cuba.
  • Beautiful Museum, showing different kind of piece of arts and Cuban past.
  • A must, the Spanish colonial government. Very good conservation.
  • A bargain for $3. I spent an hour wandering around.
  • Nice plaza with photogenic stalls around.