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San Carlos Institute

516 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
+1 305-294-3887
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Awesome cultural experience.

Seems like Cubans figure everything out ahead of the curve. Beautiful building. The gentleman who... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Robert V
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Cape Coral, Florida
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A must see for first generation Cubans

A must see for first generation Cubans!!! My girlfriend is Cuban and thoroughly enjoyed this along... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Ty S
via mobile
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Dedicated to help preserve the language, cultural values and democratic ideals of the Cuban people.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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516 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
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+1 305-294-3887
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Seems like Cubans figure everything out ahead of the curve. Beautiful building. The gentleman who was sitting there took a lot of time telling us about the building and the history of Cuba.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A must see for first generation Cubans!!! My girlfriend is Cuban and thoroughly enjoyed this along with her family. It is only open I believe once a week so you will have to try and catch the doors open. I believe your best bet is...More

Thank Ty S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stop in to the San Carlos Institute and learn more about Cuban history and how it is tied to the Key West area. While you are there make a donation as it is run by voluntters.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place packed with history! Well worth going in and I learned so much more than I thought I knew. A/C is cold and even better if it's raining out! Very interesting!

1  Thank PensacolaBeach
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Our hop on, hop off tour guide pointed this site out to us when we were cruising down Duval Street. He complained that it hadn't been open and he didn't know why and that, "There's alot of cool stuff in their!". On one of our...More

Thank ART139
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This house is a slice of history right before your eyes. When you enter you notice the grand hall and the 12 foot doors that are original to the property. I will venture to say the whole property is original. It is full of Cuban...More

Thank chadwick s
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The San Carlos Institute is an incredible venue - concerts and Cuban history. I had just come from a week tour of Cuba and was thrilled to gain some additional knowledge on the self-guided tour.

3  Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The historic building houses several exhibits on Cuban history. There are two floors to tour. You will be greeted by a friendly historian who provides interesting facts before you continue on a self-guided tour.

Thank honestrealreviews
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We passed this place while strolling down Duval Street and chanced to enter. We were treated to a very interesting and informative discussion on the history of Cuba, and Cubans in Key West. There was no entrance fee to this lovely old school that is...More

Thank Buggyhotelssuck
Reviewed 28 August 2015

While we visited San Carlos for a private event, we enjoyed the architecture and Cuban history. Free admission makes it affordable for everyone! Definitely a must see for everyone visiting Key West.

1  Thank Rackitravels
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