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Museo Nacional de los Comites de Defensa de la Revolucion

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Quaint Reminder of Communist Propaganda

This museum is small and simple and contains mostly photographs showing the glory of the Communist... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
GlobetrottingViking
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
Interesting history of the regime

An interesting history and museum for the regime and the rise to power of the Castros. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Bernardo F
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New York City, New York
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15 Jun 2018
“Quaint Reminder of Communist Propaganda”
4 days ago
“Terrible organization, unfriendly staff”
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the worst museums ever. Nothing is explained, the staff is very unfriendly, and it's like an oven, there is no air conditioning or even fans. Two small rooms without a chronological order or a storyline explaining facts. The price is 2 CUC.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Filippo L
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This museum is small and simple and contains mostly photographs showing the glory of the Communist Partly in Cuba, represented by the Comité de Defensa de la Revolcion. Don't dismiss this place as it gives a good reminder of how the Communist apparatus kept the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GlobetrottingViking
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We went in here as Lonely Planet gives you the impression that it is a propaganda museum. It is a sad collection of photocopies and junk with nothing of interest to look at. The best part of all was that on top of the CUC2...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

An interesting history and museum for the regime and the rise to power of the Castros. Lots of little exhibits, but you can probably find better information museums.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Step into this museum for a respite from the crowds of tourists. You will be alone. No one goes to this museum. I enjoyed posing for pictures next to life-size pictures of Fidel and Raul. They need to have a pair of handsome young actors...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Chapayev
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Its 10 usd to enter. Go up some stairs and your immediately in a shop selling trinkets. Thats about the most exciting thing you will see during your visit. The rest of it is just drab black and white pictures in drab rooms with black...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank nak_lang
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This smallish picturesque display should be visited to understand a little more about CDR, which was/is part of the political system in Cuba. It does NOT have the same content as the Museo of the Revolution as it focuses on the Committees of Revolutionary Defense....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

This building is simply stunning, like so many places in Cuba it's getting there and will be restored soon hopefully. It's worth visiting just for the architecture as it's wonderful. Sadly the museum itself is not well ordered. A museum should tell a story as...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank greenpanther30
Reviewed 11 April 2015

This museum is dedicated to the CDR party and is very similar to the Museum of the Revolucion. The entry fee is 2 CUCs and there are two floors but not that much to see. When we went, one of the staff was following us...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Ralisa
Reviewed 19 January 2015

though we sort of half expected the exhibits/exhibition would need some life breathed into them. And we were right. Someone with an artistic flair for presentation needs to be given a free hand here. Lots of interesting stuff, but also much repetition, so your brain...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank lifes_an_illusion
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