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Beautiful, preserved mansion with an interesting history

The museum is essentially the former house of a very wealthy family that fled Cuba in 1959. A tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stevefS6058RN
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Boston, Massachusetts
A must see!

If you want to see how really rich Cubans lived before the Revolution, visit this beautiful former... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
JWAinVAUSA
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 weeks ago
“Beautiful, preserved mansion with an interesting history”
1 Apr 2018
“Interesting Objects of Art”
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Calle 17, no 502 | e/ D y E, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is essentially the former house of a very wealthy family that fled Cuba in 1959. A tour gives you a sense of how the uber wealthy lived, and what happened when they fled. i would recommend asking for a guide. We were fortunate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevefS6058RN
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The museum is not air conditioned and was a little warm when we went. You are escorted and only so many people are permitted to visit each room. The room furniture and art was varied from Oriental to Italian. Be sure to visit the grounds...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ana L
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you want to see how really rich Cubans lived before the Revolution, visit this beautiful former home of the Countess de Revilla. It's amazing! It's full of the most gorgeous furniture, art and collections, including a room full of fans. This was before AC...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank JWAinVAUSA
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Buenos Aires. It is located only a block and a half from MALBA. This museum is actually a former living space for a very wealthy family. There were two floors. Entrance fee is minimal. You can...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Sam w
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Nice little daytime activity, especially if you are staying in Vedado. Good for the price, but you NEED TO KNOW SPANISH since the guides do not speak English.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This was a last minute stop before we started home. How glad I am that we did. 5 cuc pp to get in and 5 more to take pictures. An English speaking guy came with admission and what a treasure of info he had. This...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank awesome-annie1945
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Spent a wonderful few hours immersed in Cuban Culture...quietest place in Havana!! Well worth taking time to savour Cuban Art...

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum air conditions the rooms so the doors are all kept shut and docents need to walk around with you and open the doors. it was a nice collection. There is a fantastic cafe right across the street, unfortunately I did not get the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank AM3
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Located in Vedado, we took a cab but the driver had no idea where the Museo was located and had to ask many times for directions even after I had given him the street name, Calle 17. But, when we found it, we were delighted!...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Phloxylady2
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was a great few hours spend with my family. So many styles of art and sculptures. A great escape from the heat.

Date of experience: March 2017
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