Museum of the Revolution

in Havana Vieja
  • Museum of the Revolution in Havana Vieja - Cuba
  • Museum of the Revolution in Havana Vieja - Cuba
Location :
Refugio #1 e/ Monserrate y Zulueta, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
Whether you like museums or not, there’s one Cuban museum that’s a must: the Museo de la Revolucion. Even the building is historic. Built in 1909, converted to a Presidential Palace in 1918, its interior was designed by Tiffany’s of New York. The Salón de los Espejos is an impressive replica of the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. And then there are the bullet holes left from an unsuccessful assassination attempt of Batista in 1957. As for the the museum exhibits, they include pieces from Cuba’s pre-Columbian culture up to the present day. Revolutionary enthusiasts can head downstairs, where intriguing artifacts from the 1953 Moncada Barracks attack and the life of Che Guevara are kept. Outside you’ll find an SAU-100 tank used by Fidel Castro during 1961’s Bay of Pigs invasion. And behind the museum sits the Granma, the yacht that carried Fidel Castro and 81 fellow revolutionaries from Mexico to Cuba to launch the Revolution in 1956. This is where the history of Revolutionary Cuba comes alive!
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