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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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  • The idea of a pharmacy museum may sound boring but this is a real treasure. There's not a lot to do in Matanzas and this really is a must see. It costs 3 cuc and is a fascinating insight into the 19th...  more »
  • Just the history of this museum is amazing. The tour is roughly 20 minutes long and it brings you back to old world Cuba. Very educational and great for the whole family.  more »
  • Not to be missed! guided tour in french please and before the opening. Good will of the guide present and happy to wait for us. Pharmacy of the nineteenth century, 7 rooms interesting than the other.
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