El Chorro de Maita Museum, Holguin

4.0
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.
Create an itinerary including El Chorro de Maita Museum
map
El Chorro de Maita Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
98 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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 »
Google
  • Heritage and history. Native dance had a lot of humour. Entertaining
  • Beautiful place, nice decor and fun atmosphere.
  • Visit Museum El Chorro de Maita is an adventure where we met again with our history, where we can admire the beauties of the place and know more about the Aboriginal customs of the first inhabitants of our island of the Caribbean. It is without doubt a must-attend site, since it represents a milestone in Holguin province.
    View original
  • A friendly place with lots of history about our ancestors and Aboriginal culture. Very well designed and their very passionate about Aboriginal and local history local guides. Spectacular views of the region.
    View original
  • Well done! Beautiful terrain! And the guys try to convey a story proshlogo👍
    View original
Places to stay near El Chorro de Maita Museum

Plan your trip to Holguin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to El Chorro de Maita Museum by other users

60 days in Holguin BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Holguin Province BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Holguin BY A USER FROM CANADA October, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Holguin BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 56 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM GREECE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Miami & Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Holguin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Holguin Province BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Holguin BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Holguin BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans