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Museum of the City (Museo de la Ciudad)

Calle Tacon | Plaza de Armas, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8616130
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Lovely building

The collection was OK but the highlight was the building. It was CUC3 to enter - not a must see but... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
wombatdavid
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Tasmania
Art Tour to Cuba

Camiba Art had planned a visit to this museum based on the information they provide on their... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
_rene_camiba
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Austin, Texas
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Calle Tacon | Plaza de Armas, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8616130
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The collection was OK but the highlight was the building. It was CUC3 to enter - not a must see but could be a good way to see an old building.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Camiba Art had planned a visit to this museum based on the information they provide on their website. I have been to this place before and really enjoyed it. We got there and the place was closed. No notice, no nothing. If you are planning...More

1  Thank _rene_camiba
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

the architecture of the building was very good. nice museum to visit in the heavily traveled tourist district

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

AKA the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, was a good place to get a feel of the good life in the 1800's. It's also a good place to take a rest from the heat and spend some peaceful down time. Well worth the $3.00 CUC...More

1  Thank TallTraveler2013
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The architecture was great. But the museum was not well maintained and the display was below average. Not much to see other than the building itself.

Thank Heronie M
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lovely building and courtyard, almost deserted when we were there, except for the perfunctory State workers in every room who followed us about with no apparent purpose. Not a whole lot to see however.

Thank Jonathan K
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Wonderful example of baroque architecture, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales aka Governor’s Palace served as Spanish colonial headquarters until 1898, then it served as the center of U.S. military administration (1898-1902), then a Cuban president’s residence, and lastly City Hall. . There are little...More

Thank kerryhross
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Museum of the City of Havana is worth visiting simply for the beautiful building its located in. It was the Governor's Palace before the Revolution. Its elegantly furnished with antiques and works of art. Honestly speaking I found it to be lacking historical city...More

4  Thank YogiJuancarlos
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Some reviewers suggest that they would have learned more with one of the guides - well, they obviously didn't see the guide that tried to attach herself to me. She barely spoke english, wasn't very helpful, and they seem to earn their extra fee by...More

1  Thank fartoomanyusers
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

beautiful building hosting an interesting (if poorly guided) collection....some really interesting pieces

2  Thank 1974AAUU
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