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“Luperon Musuem”

Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon
Ranked #31 of 60 things to do in Puerto Plata
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Owner description: We are an a cultural institution, whose primary fundamentals are highlighting the figure of our National Hero General Gregorio Luperon. Besides being a compendium of the lifestyle of the 19th century. We are a historic cultural center a place of education and entertainment, provided that such spaces are necessary for cultural and social life of all people.
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Luperon Musuem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

A real find. This museum tells the story of General Luperon through the artifacts of the day as well as through an interesting film (as others have said -- insist on seeing the movie first, otherwise the tour is does not make a lot of sense). The building is a replica of the house in which this Dominican hero died and it is beautifully presented. The guides are very friendly but their English is quite limited. I visited twice -- once with a Spanish speaking visitor and realized how much more informative that guided tour was then the English one. Even though the museum is new the signage and information on the exhibits are only in Spanish and the section with audio-clips was only in Spanish. Too bad they did not follow the lead of the Taino Museum (in Samana) or the national museum in Santo Domingo and have English language printed materials and/or audio materials.
The Museum is conveniently located near the Central Park, the Amber Museum (interesting but a little too commercial), The Meeting Place (a volunteer information center where you can get free maps, info), and the Melacon (the beachfront boulevard) where there are lots of little huts and restaurants and which leads you on a short walk to the colonial fort at the end.
Oh, yes, there is a truly nice cafe at the museum which is located in the courtyard. Ideal for a coffee and "treat". And there is an elevator.
Unfortunately, the museum subscribes to "make the tourists pay" as non-Dominicans are charged twice what the local population is charged. This policy plus the lack of English and the fact that one has to insist to see the DVD (there are English subtitles though quite flawed) at the beginning of the tour means that I would not rate this a 5 star.

Visited May 2013
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Luperon was one of the fathers of the Dominican Republic. It just opened in 2012 after a $2.5 million renovation. Everything first rate. Great exhibits, mostly in Spanish but guide had pretty good English.

Ask to see the movie first. You will get more out of it.

Nice cafe on site.

Visited March 2013
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