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Pharmaceutical Museum

Calle 83, Matanzas 40100, Cuba
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Very interesting

This was part of a city tour. We found it very interesting. Lots of items preserved from years... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hatcat575
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Well Preserved Slice of Time

Wow, this place is amazing. This is the most complete slice of historical life I've seen in a long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vas57
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Greater Seattle Area
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Calle 83, Matanzas 40100, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was part of a city tour. We found it very interesting. Lots of items preserved from years gone by. Beautiful building!

Thank hatcat575
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, this place is amazing. This is the most complete slice of historical life I've seen in a long time. The pharmacy was started with a partnership between a Cuban and French doctor. The owners lived one two floors upstairs in a very impressive and...More

Thank vas57
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't planning to go to this small museum, but it was part of a bus tour package to see the Bellamar Caves, so we went along. It was certainly interesting to see how pharmaceuticals were produced almost 100 years ago, and to visit the...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum in the Matanzas city centre. The ticket is cheap but the museum is quite small. It was a private pharmacy of a famous local family. There is a big collection of medicines, ingredients, nice place but small and nobody explains anything about the...More

Thank Giuseppe C
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This museum did not speak to me. It was simply a collection of jars. I was not able to interpret the artifacts. How the jars were used was unclear. Left without any improved understanding of the craft of pharmacy or its application.

Thank PeterNMI
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The town of Matanzas was scenic and very interesting, and this museum of an elaborate 1882 family pharmacy was hugely interesting. The condition was extraordinary with hundreds of labeled porcelain and glass containers, beautiful cabinetry, a massive "still" and prep room. Personalized drawers in an...More

Thank ESMotteram
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Another interesting place. This pharmacy has a lot of well preserved items. Such as the 59 books listing all purchases and the description of the prescription. Worth a visit.

Thank AMA1963
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Equal to some of the old ones in historic parts of Europe, but here it was in regular use a lot longer due to the embargo. Still a facinating place.

Thank Ontario76
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped for 1 day in matanza... and were very happy to see the wonderful museum We enjoyed visiting it and one guy even took us the the appartement upstairs... a must see in matanza

Thank zimmermannm
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fascinating French pharmacy, everything is still in excellent condition from the ingredients to the delivery bike. On the main square.

Thank thabelro
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