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Pharmaceutical Museum, Matanzas
(4.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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 visit essential in Matanzas. This museum along with the building, the stained glass windows, all the furniture and utensils was a surprise during our visit to killings.
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  • In Matanzas not much to look at, but this pharmacy deserves some attention. It is located in the city centre.
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  • I took a tour of the Pharmaceutical Museum as part of a 3 city tour. The history of this is truly something that needs to be heard and seen. My tour guide was amazing at being I don't speak Spanish an...  more »