Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), Havana

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Immerse yourself in Cuban history while you roam the chambers of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion). The museum is situated in the lavish Presidential Palace, decorated by Tiffany's and used by Fulgencio Batista before the Cuban revolution. Start on the top floor and work your way down to witness the chronological history of Cuba, viewing exhibits that narrate the story from the pre-Columbian times to the modern regime. See an exhibit about Che Guevara, observe "Granma," the boat on which Castro returned from exile, and admire numerous other relics from the 1950s revolutionary war. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and many more Havana attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Havana journey builder tool .
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  • It tells the story from the revolution and how was the performance of all: Fidel Castro, Raúl, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfugos. It also shows the achievements and implantation of the Socialist regime. Also reports on the U.S. blockade. I was impressed with the mural on the American Presidents.
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  • The Museum of the revolution is interesting for two reasons: the architecturally beautiful building, inaugurated in 1920 as Presidential Palace has regardless of the exhibits to offer some things to do. But who is also interested in the history of the Cuban revolution, finds a number of valuable information there.
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  • We had to stand a long queue to get in. You are not allowed to take your belongings, but leave them with a grumpy concierge. The tickets are very expensive for what is to see. There were no bathrooms,...  more »
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  • .....It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be visiting here to see how Proud the Cuban People are of what they have accomplished through the Leadership of Fidel Castro! They proud of the little they had on their side to accomplish such a great thing! And right here you can witness and see what they used as they put it on display for the world whoever get to Cuba to see! This is a must visit place to see when in Cuba!..
  • You are going to Cuba.. You should be a bit interested in what is housed here. Some renovations are in progress. They are some English translations.(I guess there will never be an end to some people from English speaking countries expecting the rest of the world to cater to their language.) They are stairs to climb. It is not too crowded an hour or two before closing. Staff is courteous. If you know all there is to know of {Cuban}history then don't waste your time, matter of fact, just cut up your passport into tiny pieces and never renew. Worth a visit.
  • Beautiful museum! Loved all of the art inside. My fiance lost his wallet as we were walking through the museum and the security was very calm and did as much as they could to find it. And we DID! How lucky.
  • All the exhibits were subtitled in English. The museum is clean, bright and airy. There is a coat check and no water is allowed inside. Make sure to check out the "Wall of Cretins" about American presidents!
  • If you are offened by "them" not liking Americans all the time - don't go - there are digs against the US here and there. That having been said, it is really interesting to see photos and artifacts of times, places, events. Sadly for English only speakers this is a primarily Spanish only museum (i was lucky and had a local friend take me around). Not very modern/updated - which somehow makes it feel more authentic. When else/where else will you be able to see this?

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