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El Chorro de Maita Museum, Holguin

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Cemetery History Museum
Learn about local aboriginal culture at El Chorro de Maita Museum. The 16th-century cemetery museum showcases the remains of 62 preserved human skeletons as well as that of a dog. You can learn about local indigenous life through dance performances depicting native rituals. The graveyard remains the same as when it was discovered, adding to its authenticity. Go to the nearby mock village to deepen your knowledge about the lives of the area's indigenous inhabitants. Life-sized sculptures portray the locals going about their everyday business. Use our Holguin vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to El Chorro de Maita Museum and other attractions in Holguin.
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  • I was slightly disappointed by my trip - although to be fair, there were doing a lot of maintenance work at the time of my visit. I just felt as though I walked around and learnt almost nothing!  more »
  • An interesting find. Our guide Louis translated from Spanish to English everything the staff guide relayed about the burial site. There was a 5cuc fee for bringing in your camera and taking pictures.  more »
  • We visited this interesting museum which is a replica burial site from the times of the Taíno indigenous people of Cubaand the nearby replica reproduction/ reinactment of the tribal life prior to arri...  more »