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This place houses one of the largest collection of Napoleon Bonaparte's belongings housed in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
An amazing museum in Habana Vieja

I've visited here two of the three times I have been in Havana. This lovely building is more... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
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All reviews death mask large collection roof terrace stunning building nice museum his life bullet holes guided tour central havana la habana worth a visit old havana memorabilia lobo julio library mansion
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place houses one of the largest collection of Napoleon Bonaparte's belongings housed in a gorgeous setting. You will need a guide/interpreter if you do not speak Spanish as most of the information is written in Spanish and the workers appeared to speak little English....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

I've visited here two of the three times I have been in Havana. This lovely building is more preserved than restored. The "royals" (ruling political families) lived here prior to communism, so it is actually an old, grand mansion of a home. Bautista was the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Fascinating museum! We go every time we visit. Bullet holes from the revolution still in place plus the rich History of Cuba. Old vehicles and the left over plane the Americans denied for 25 years until the family requested the pilot's body and the Americans...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank chapmore
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This was Fulgencio Batista Presidential Palace they are renovating it, still has old chandeliers, gold, ball room, expectacular, worth to stop by.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lenareyes2017
Reviewed 21 June 2018

in Havana most of their great museo,, have not much to show , mostly photos ( a lot old some yellowish.... ) - around Fidel himself....

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Patrick c
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I have never seen so much dokumentation on Napoleon than in the libary in Museo Napoleonico. The numbers of artefacts regarding Napoleon are countless. The founder must have been a very special person.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Gunnersen
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is definately a museum to visit. Each floor has staff to watch everyone. When we went to the 2nd floor the staff member was very knowledgable and eager to share the history of all the furniture, paintings, architecture and the building itself and happy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Ana L
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit to the museum, was a stunning building and a lovely selection of beautifully put together artefacts. Very enjoyable!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank alicef1987
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Worth seeing both for the house and the collection, and somehow they work together. The attendants are also very helpful and a few of them can speak English When Oreste Ferrara built his new mansion in Vedado in the 1920's, he chose a Florentine Renaissance...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This collection is housed in a beautiful building and the highlight was the roof terrace area which had great views. Worth a visit if you are in the area for CUC3.

Date of experience: March 2018
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