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Address: Calle Obrapia 158 | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8613097

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While strolling the streets of old Havana, pop into this museum with a lovely courtyard. One room is reserved as a classroom for primary school students. Worth requesting a guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While strolling the streets of old Havana, pop into this museum with a lovely courtyard. One room is reserved as a classroom for primary school students. Worth requesting a guide. No charge.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I only went because it's one of my '1,001 buildings to see before you die', but I was underwhelmed. The House of Charitable Works dates back to the 17th century and was a large colonial house. It has a pleasant courtyard and reasonably impressive rooms on the first floor. Note it is free to enter (donations appreciated).

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Don't know if this is an exact translation but the house belonged to a rich man who took in four orphans and fed and taught them till maturity before finding four more. This is an interesting house with lots of antiques representing a rich Spanish family of the time. I found it as good as some of the other museums... More 

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Oxted
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Beautiful building and then two doors down the next building is in a terrible state but what a fascinating place I would go back again

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Reviewed 29 January 2015

The former home of a rich man who gathered money for the homeless while keeping slaves in his home. It was free to see and a lady was so kind as to give us guided tour of the premises. Much of it restored so you can see how a rich family used to live. Donations are welcome.

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Cutler Bay
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Reviewed 27 August 2008

The museum is little but very interesting. Fragrances are hand produced on site. I loved how the fragrances are bottled in containers reminiscent of the style of the museum and, for that matter, historic Havana. I purchased 3 of them, four years ago, and I still have one of them smelling better than when I bought it and they are... More 

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