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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. Add Pharmaceutical Museum and other attractions to your Matanzas trip itinerary using our Matanzas travel itinerary maker.
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  • A fascinating insight into the 19th century. We marveled at the cooking range and the hundreds of beautifully decorated and preserved jars, bottles, boxes and ledgers. The price of 3 CUC is reasonable...  more »
  • We both work in medically related jobs so perhaps our review is biased but this place is fascinating. Built in 1882, It is frozen in time, just as it was when it last functionned as a pharmacy in 1964...  more »
  • This place is absolutely amazing! It takes you back to the real drug stores, not the modern stuff we see around. I highly recommend this place with children, they will ask you a million questions. A M...  more »
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  • Great collection of antique pharmacy bottles, tools and supplies. Cost $3 CUC for admission. Guided tour only and tour guide only speaks Spanish.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Mindless place where time is literally stopped. It's worth a visit!
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  • This was the Triolet.Estaba pharmacy in Milanes.Creo Street.
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