Museums in Havana

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Havana has quite a variety of museums.

December 19, 2004 new by hpharmsen

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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One of the largest collections of visual arts in Cuba. Highlights among the exhibition rooms include the Cuban painting and engraving section, displaying works dating from the 16th to the 20th century. Another section is dedicated to European art, with original pieces by such masters as Rubens, Murillo and Goya, to name but a few. One of the most significant collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman art in Latin America is also housed here.

The building itself has been completely renovated and transformed, both within and without. The display rooms were re-opened to the public more..

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address:Calle Trocadero, between Calles Zulueta and Monserrate

Museo de la Revolución

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This can be called the main museum of Havana.

It’s the work of architects Maruri, of Cuba, and Jean Beleu, of Belgium, who came up with an eclectic design, which harmoniously combines Spanish, French and German architectural elements. It was originally designed to house the Provincial Government of Havana, but it was finished in 1920 to be the Presidential Palace. It was the headquarters of the Cuban government for 40 years.

It witnessed how the politicians of the time maneuvered the destiny of a nation, trapped in contradictions between the national interests and the more..

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address:201 Norht Dickinson

Museo del Ron, Fundación Havana Clu

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Museo del Ron
Museo del Ron
photo by: Wilco

Just behind the Capitolio you can find the museo del Ron. You can see the whole process of making rum. After the visiting the exhibition, you can taste the different varieties of rum yourself.

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address: Calle San Pedro No. 262 e/ Sol y Muralla

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