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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
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+53 7 624091
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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If you want to know about the Revolution, its protagonists, see memorabilia, etc, you should go. Not to mention it is housed in what it once was the the Presidential residence.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to know about the Revolution, its protagonists, see memorabilia, etc, you should go. Not to mention it is housed in what it once was the the Presidential residence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My teenagers enjoyed this museum . Although filled with propaganda (pro Castro ) the Cars out back were used in the revolution which is interesting. Also contains a "shot down ahem..U2 Spy plane engine" and the boat Fidel Castro rode on to revolt. Overall you come for the back area and not the actual museum.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visted this Museum as part of a people to people tour arranged by Vemares/havanatur.cu. Going with a guide is a must and our local guide, Lisandra, was able to answer our questions and give depth and meaning to this important part of Cuba's history. We also visited the Revolution Plaza in conjunction with the museum, so it gave us... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are not a lot of english translations in the exhibits but you can get the idea as long as you've done a bit of homework beforehand. It's cool to see the actual Granma boat and the tank that was used at the Bay of Pigs, etc. And the building itself is impressive for its corrupt decadence...

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth every penny of the about £8 it cost us, no English guild but much of the signage is in Spainish and English. A really interesting insight and showed the other side of some of the stories I had heard form American side. Little bar inside made lovely lemonade cocktail.

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Marietta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went right up to the top floor like you are supposed to, but started looking at things in the room I walked into. You really need to turn left and go to the far left room to start at the beginning!

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can do a lot of things in Habana but if you are interested in trying to understand Cuba since the revolution you have to visit the Museum of the Revolution. Even after a visit you still won't understand Cuba but you will at least get a glimpse into the revolution, the trials the country has faced and the determination... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

According to sign outside it is open daily 9.30-4.00. I think 4.00 is last admission (not the time they chuck you out) but not 100% sure. Cost is 8 CUC for foreigners, 8 CUP for Cubans (1 CUC = 25 CUP). I went there and there was a sign up saying closed that day but no reason given. I went... More 

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Fethiye, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can see tanks,airplanes and some vehicles and of course Granma outside the museum in the garden. When you get into the buiding most of the things being displayed are photographs,personal belongings and newspaper articles from the Revolution years.The world-famous Tiffany’s of New York decorated the interior of the building which was The Presidental Palace of Batista before The Revolution... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's an okay museum. Amateurish and more of a collection of trinket sales. It's interesting from a propaganda based view of the USA and the revolution, but as an actual historical venue, it kind of sucks.

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