Pharmaceutical Museum, Matanzas

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Pharmaceutical Museum represents the world's only late 19th-century French apothecary, which still houses original furniture and items. Step inside to gain insight into what Cuban pharmacies offered citizens about a hundred years ago. Find original items such as bottles, utensils, books, and instruments displayed on wooden shelves that reach the ceiling. The pharmacy was built in 1882 and reopened as a museum in 1964. Its construction is a prime example of domestic Neoclassical architecture. Two floors as well as a makeshift third floor in the attic surround a central courtyard. Plan to see Pharmaceutical Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Matanzas attractions app .
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  • September 25, 2017
    This was our first visit to Cuba and we keep a great memory. Two adorable guides who went out of their way to be understood (as one did not speak English and we very bad Spanish). Yet the Exchange was very friendly and informative! Authorized photos not too long visit remains superb.
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  • September 21, 2017
    First the city opened by a french pharmacy. The guides are very welcoming and familiar with the subject, the explanations are complete. The place remained the same as at the time. It is a place to visit if you go to Matanzas.
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  • September 8, 2017
    Equal to some of the old ones in historic parts of Europe, but here it was in regular use a lot longer due to the embargo. Still a facinating place.  more »
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  • May 5, 2017
    Great collection of antique pharmacy bottles, tools and supplies. Cost $3 CUC for admission. Guided tour only and tour guide only speaks Spanish.
  • June 14, 2017
    Excellent Museum, this is a real treasure, has all sorts of substances, glassware, etc. Several rooms with pictures, exhibitions, piano. I thank greatly the locals to my cousin Gina, who presented a charge which we guided very kindly.
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  • October 8, 2016
    June 2016 very interesting and informative Museum at the Parque de la liberdad. Cedar shelves of doctor Ernesto Triolet dating back to 1882, porcelain bottles from France and old jar from Bohemia.
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  • May 18, 2016
    Mindless place where time is literally stopped. It's worth a visit!
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  • August 27, 2015
    This was the Triolet.Estaba pharmacy in Milanes.Creo Street.
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