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Guanuhaya Archaeology Museum

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Address: Trinidad, Cuba

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Small, but Very Interesting Museum - Well Worth the visit: only $1 cuc

This Museum is housed in a very beautiful colonial home. Everything is well-displayed with captions in clear, moderately easy to read Spanish (some translates simply, or bring a... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This Museum is housed in a very beautiful colonial home. Everything is well-displayed with captions in clear, moderately easy to read Spanish (some translates simply, or bring a translation app). Guides stay close-by and will offer some explanation; be prepared, bring a friend with basic Spanish OR bring a new Cuban friend! --- My husband is an archaeology buff and... More 

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Devizes
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Take the opportunity to use the very good guide, some very interesting exhibits but need more explanation than just the labels.

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Thank Doug C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

The artefacts are very limited as the original people were eradicated by disease and slavery. There are some vestiges of their lives which are fascinating. However, on the whole the artefacts from colonial life are what we could find in our local places and museums at home. The rarity is that they were transported so far at that time.

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Puth, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 February 2015

Small museum, in a beautiful colonial house of a rich Spanish sugarbaron, with a nice collection artefacts. But the most interesting item was not exposed as so. next to the waterbassin outside the museum we found a lovely sculpture of a woman given birth. She was helping the baby to come out by pressing the baby out from her breasts... More 

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Thank Dorine H
Amiens, France
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We weren't as badly pestered by staff here as we had been at other museums. There is little in English, but the Spanish wasn't too hard to make out. The captions are not very complicated. Two exhibits struck me very strongly. There is a recreation of the grave of a young woman who lived and died in Cuba 2500 years... More 

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Thank emrystravel
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

An interesting look at the archaeology of the Trinidad area. Don't touch the artifacts that are sitting open on the shelves! You will be closely (about a foot away) monitored for the rest of your visit by two to three attendants! Not much information given and it was totally in Spanish (but we didn't expect anything else). Cuba's museums were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

The exhibition is fairly small with no English translations. It only costs 1 CUC entry but you have to pay another 1 CUC to take photos (which is nothing really, so not a complaint, just an observation).

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Thank JacquiB2012
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Not impressive but interesting to see how wealthy colonials lived and some artefacts of pre-European settlement. Takes only 30 mins a guide makes it understandable and worth a tip

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Guidebooks indicate that this museum has been closed for some time – it is now open but hardly worth the effort. A few rooms on the main floor of this 18th century mansion are open with displays – one documents the history of the house itself, the others feature very modest displays based on artifacts uncovered from sites of pre-Colombian... More 

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

Like many of the museums in Trinidad it isn't a huge building, conveniently located with a few other museums in the historical section of town and only costs 1-2 CUC and sometimes extra for pictures. Many of the museums in Trinidad have some English writing or a guide to help you out.

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