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Museo Provincial La Periquera

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Address: Calle Freixes 190, Holguin 80100, Cuba

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Impressive house with a history important for the city. Stuffed with old equipment we sometimes recognized from our past or stories of our (grand)parents from their past. Nice to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2014
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

If you are interested in a tranquil milieu with local cultural, visit one of the many art galleries. Here you will find creativity, personal expression and political propaganda about freedom and the aspirations of a nation. And in the parks, don’t avoid the statues of well-known national fighters and revolutionaries.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Some of the exhibits are looking a bit tired, but it's an interesting museum none the less. The house is stunning to look at.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is somewhat of a tired museum insofar as the exhibits look as though they haven't been updated in a very long time. There are a few archaeological exhibits about the early Cuban Aborigines, some exhibits of early agricultural tools and a number of old photographs.

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the live presentation of African dancing and singing. The dancers and singers were very talented. On party with any professional performance I've ever seen.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Impressive house with a history important for the city. Stuffed with old equipment we sometimes recognized from our past or stories of our (grand)parents from their past. Nice to hop in and have a look. Also very friendly personnel. Give my kind regards to Barbara at the reception if you visit La Periquera...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

not a lot of artifacts displayed, or gifts to purchase. The Museum does have a great back story and even a love/tragic tale to it. It's ALWAYS open, very centric and close to many places where you can buy Cuban trinkets.

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Holguin, Cuba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

I'd like so much the romantic room where people can know about a romantic story. I didn't like that the place closed at noon until 01:30pm

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

The museum takes its name "LA PERIQUERA"="THE PAROT-CAGE" from the Cuban war of independence. The spanish soldiers in colorful costumes were like parrots in a cage to the Cuban independence fighters. The collection is small and there is room for improvement,in the capital Havana museums of of international standard,here in "el Oriente de Cuba" the feeling is more provincial. Holguin... More 

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you have never seen the history of a city in one building, this is where to go...There is also a tunnel right underneath the building which keeps a love story...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

...but there are not many Museums in this city. There was not much to see, but at least some history just to escape from the sun. The house it self is the only interesting thng to see there.

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