El Chorro de Maita Museum, Holguin

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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 day trip planning app to visit El Chorro de Maita Museum on your trip to Holguin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A wonderful site where you can learn much about Aboriginal culture and history of Cuba. Very passionate and professional local guides. Wonderful views of the region and for the possibilities nature lovers visiting natural attractions such as the Hill of polonium.
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  • Very close to the Guardalavaca resort we can find the largest aboriginal cemetery of Cuba, very close also Taíno village. Both sites must-visit if you're in the north eastern coast of Cuba, either, by Holguin. Don't miss an opportunity of appreciating closely how the ancestors of this island were their funerals, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a representation of the time in the village.
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  • This museum is really a tiny house with tons of bones of deceased indigenous peoples found some years ago dating back to pre-colonial times. If you read the description its interesting to see the hist...  more »

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Holguin abounds with accommodations, although even this large selection is not always enough to cater to the swarms of tourists who visit during peak season, between December and March. The city center remains the most popular neighborhood, known for its charming architecture. Look in the streets surrounding Parque Calixto Garcia to stay in a cozy bed and breakfast or a budget-friendly hostel.
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