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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 vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to El Chorro de Maita Museum and other attractions in Holguin.
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  • 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 »
  • The small, provincial museum stands out pleasantly by the diagonally opposite "Themepark" on the topic of indigenous people. The presentation of the excavations of the graves appears correct, be simple laminated handout with translations - unspectacular and sympathetic!
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  • Excellent treatment of all. Very good and very entertaining show. A very good way to learn the history of the region.
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