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Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion)

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Address: Calle Refugio 1 | entre Monserrate y Zulueta, Havana 10600, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 7 624091
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The museum presents the story of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and includes...

The museum presents the story of the 1959 Cuban Revolution and includes vivid exhibits like blood-stained and bullet-riddled uniforms.

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Pricey but inevitable

The tourist pays a substantial amount of CUCs (8 per adult if I remember well) but a visit to the museum is inevitable with the overwhelming impact of La Revolucion on life in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For Cuba this is expensive. The displays are rather old fashioned but it does do a good job of informing about the revolution. The building inside is also rather attractive. Don't miss the remnants of the old town wall at the front.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

$8 entry, which I thought a bit pricey. Half of the museum is closed for refurbishment. I was looking forward to read about the revolution from a Cuban perspective- ( no US propaganda ! ). A number of different rooms with displays that did not seem to follow on in a logical order. Most of the info was in Spanish,... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Havanna, have a look at it. Is quite small. Smaller than expected. You can see the tanks, planes and the legendary ship in which Che Guevara starts his revolution. That´s indeed an incredible story. Don´t miss.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tourist pays a substantial amount of CUCs (8 per adult if I remember well) but a visit to the museum is inevitable with the overwhelming impact of La Revolucion on life in Cuba. After his recent death, we all wonder how the Fidel will be represented in the future. The lovely if somewhat run down building is the former... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I LOVE museums, and this was the motherlode. Three levels of revolutionary artifacts and larger exhibits in the back where the Granma is located (sadly it was under construction so we were unable to see it.) Unfortunately, while we were there there was a black out (apparently they happen often) and our tour guide bailed on us. Even though mostly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun museum for everyone to enjoy central havana lots to see here a stunning building with. High ceilings

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old part of the museum is housed in the pre-revolution Presidential Palace and its till open. Dated now with interesting exhibits but not really very easy to follow the time line and definitely old fashioned in how the material is displayed. The new part of the museum which is much more modern is not open at the moment (Nov... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is in the old presidential palace which still retains the bullet holes around doors and windows from the days it was taken by the revolutionaries. The displays tell the story of the revolution from 1952 to 1959 and the post revolution rebuilding during the embargo. Interestingly there is a detailed and fascinating section on 'The Bay of Pigs'... More 

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Devizes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the time of our visit many of the physical exhibits were not available to view, due to restoration work, not sure when it will be fully open again. The parts that were open seemed to display the exhibits in a haphazard fashion which made the story difficult to follow. Still worth a visit though for the atmosphere and historical... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful building which now houses the Museum of the Revolution is finally get a complete facelift after being left to a shamelessly deteriorate for years. Beautiful arquitectura in marvel and nice frescos on the roof. Once the restoration is completed it will be a great arquitectural jewel of Havana. The building needs to be climatized if they want to... More 

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