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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  • 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 »
  • There were some times during our independent trip that we felt taken advantage of. This is one of those times. We paid to visit the small archeological museum across the street and saw no sign indicat...  more »

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