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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  • What collection of utensils of Pharmacology. And a consuming passion for guides that make us relive the history of this pharmacy.
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  • Fascinating and excellently preserved museum. Loved it. It is well worth a visit and takes you right back in time.  more »
  • The museum is very interesting. Tours are only given in spanish. If you love baseball talk to Rasiel  more »
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  • In one word: Amazing! Absolutely need to visit this place if you are in Matanzas. Well preserved pharmacy with very competent staff to show you around. Beautiful tools and preserved medicaments. Must visit. We also were allowed to check out the upper level, which used to be the private rooms of the pharmacy owners. Very interesting
  • You are welcome for a low price by a lady who knows all about the history of the museum and will provide you with many details. Amazing place well worth a visit right in the center of Matanzas.
  • Great collection of antique pharmacy bottles, tools and supplies. Cost $3 CUC for admission. Guided tour only and tour guide only speaks Spanish.
  • Impeccable. They keep this museum very tidy and clean. The story of how he came the medicine to Cuba is very interesting.
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  • Pass the threshold and go back at the end of the 19th century. Worth the explanation of the Guide, which slowly conveys passion for this unique and beautiful place. Needless to the last leg of the visit where you are trying to sell material in a room without any interest
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