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What to see in the Museum of the Cuban Revolution in Havana

The museum of the Cuban revolution is one of the things you must do in Havana if you are interested in history, and if not. The view is well worth it.

This museum is a spectacular building located in Old Havana. Right in front of the museum there is a fragment of the old wall and the Garita del Ángel. Fragments that remind us that Havana has been fortified since the 17th century. In the square there is also a tank that was used by Fidel Castro during the North American invasion of the Bay of Pigs.

The Museum of the Revolution was declared a National Monument in 2010 for its important collection on the Cuban Revolution. In addition, there is also a part dedicated to the pre-Columbian era and the colonial stage of the country.

The museum was created by Royal Decree in 1959 by Raúl Castro, then Minister of the Armed Forces, and first occupied the monument to José Martí.

Qué ver en el Museo de la Revolución Cubana en La Habana

The building itself is the former Presidential Palace. An impressive building that reminds me a lot of the Palaces of Europe.

On the first floor there is an exhibition on Ernesto Guevara, Che. It has been a tribute for the anniversary of the 50 years since his murder.

There is a room full of photographs, covering many of the moments of his life.

On the next floor, the tour begins in the 50s, with young people led by Camilo Cienfuegos, Fidel Castro and Che who sought to overthrow the military and dictator Batista.

Much of the material was collected by Cela Sánchez Manduley, a combatant of the July 26 Movement.

In the museum rooms there are documentation, letters, plans, models, maps, and an endless number of objects. From a lock of Guevara's hair to porcelain and tin objects, uniforms, books or a doll that was used to hide messages among her clothes.

There is so much information and things to see that you will have a good time going through all the rooms. The ideal is that you go first thing in the morning and without a departure time and without rushing.

In the palace you can also visit the rooms used by Castro and his men when they came to power. The Council of Ministers met Tuesday and Friday with Cienfuegos, Guevara and the Castro brothers, among others, under a large oil painting of the Cuban Assembly of the year 1869, to discuss the country's issues.

You can only see the Presidential Office from the door, and you can also photograph the place where Fidel Castro had signed the oath as President of Cuba in 1959.

At the entrance there are some lockers and they will surely make you leave your bag or backpack. In some rooms of the museum, photography is not allowed, and in others if photos are allowed it is without flash.

I hope you enjoy the museum and your time in Havana! You can continue reading more information and posts about Cuba on the blog to continue preparing your trip.


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