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. Arrange to visit Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and other attractions in Havana using our Havana vacation route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We visited this museum on our 2nd day in Cuba. We were not planning on visiting any museums, but noted that our knowledge of the Cuban history was lacking and needed an upgrade. This museum was great ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Disappointing that our guide did not tell us that our backpacks and larger purses were not allowed in this museum which is a former Presidential palace. Too bad we had to miss it as there was no way w...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This museum should have been updated by now... Still, it's pretty interesting to find out about the story of the revolution, the official side, that is. But even if it's "the official" side of things,...  more »
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  • May 9, 2017
    The main building didn't really cater for non-Spanish speakers very well, an audio tour would probably make it very interesting. The vehicles outside were more interesting but it would be better to understand the story behind each one. It was more interesting to watch the dance lessons in the empty rooms and courtyard.
  • May 20, 2017
    Very interesting history of the Cuban people. The building its self is wonderful to look at and has wonderful architecture inside. Definitely a must see when visiting Havana.
  • June 29, 2017
    Really interesting exhibits in a beautiful building. Would definitely recommend to get a Cuban perspective on the Cold War.
  • April 19, 2017
    It was interesting to read and see the revolution from the Cuban perspective. A great many of the exhibits had English subtitles as well to make it easier to understand. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Havana.
  • March 2, 2017
    A stirring shrine the Cuban Revolution. The yacht, Granma, was the most moving to me. It sits in a glass pavilion on the museum property. The museum collection is a shrine to the audacious success of the Cuban revolution. The collection needs updating. The displays are a bit dated in subject and presentation. However, a visit is both enlightening and compelling. The dramatic story of the revolution is told through mostly interesting artifacts. If one visits Havana and skips this museum, I wonder if you have been to Havana at all.

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