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varadero's History in a Nutshell

The palce to go if you are looking into the city's rich history. Central location and the beach is... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Ed L
Montevideo, Uruguay
Currently closed for repairs

I reviewed it in the fall of 2016 and highly recommended it. But in May 2017 it is 'closed for... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Christine J
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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22 Nov 2017
“varadero's History in a Nutshell”
1 Apr 2018
“Empty Shell”
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Calle 57 and Ave de la Playa, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We tried to visit the museum only to find that it's been closed permanently. It was sad to see such a beautiful building in such a state, the walls were collapsing and most of the ceiling was filled with gaping holes. Such a shame!

3  Thank Christena H
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We visited in March 2018 and it is now completely derelict, with everything open to the air, walls collapsing and so on. Don't know where the contents have gone as it is empty. Interesting to walk around the outside but, be warned, the terrace appears...More

1  Thank ShuggMcGlummfer
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The palce to go if you are looking into the city's rich history. Central location and the beach is near!

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I reviewed it in the fall of 2016 and highly recommended it. But in May 2017 it is 'closed for repairs', just FYI You can still walk around outside this beautiful historic building, right on the beach in Veradero

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 19 March 2017

So glad we came across this gem. Very simple and is run down but it is evident that there is effort being made to keep this place up and running dispite the lack of funds. You cannot not come and see this museum. Lots to...More

2  Thank Suzan F
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Museum is closing in Feb 2017 and the building is being demolished as it is in bad condition. Many of the exhibits are still there and the lady caretaker will show you around for a couple of Peseo.

Thank AndrewPSmith
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The museum is to be demolished in July 2017. Our guide was excellent and took a great deal of pride in showing us what is left of the exhibits. It is a shame the building is to be demolished.

Thank OntarioChloe
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Walking through Varadero is fascinating but it does not take long to become saturated by the stalls flogging endless repetative tourist trinkets. In fact, it becomes depressing. You WANT to buy something, anything, to support the local economy. But you can't bear to add any...More

1  Thank Christine J
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Small interesting museum with the regions floura and fauna on display as well as some local history of the revolution,well worth a visit if your in Varedero.

Thank angler29
Reviewed 13 April 2016

with lots local details, nice and helping guide, handiwork and marine life, flora and fauna, cheap and easily accessible, not far away from the main road

Thank biljanadobric
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Response from angler29 | Reviewed this property |
It is an old building,maybe that is the plan which will be a shame.