Museo de la Revolución

Museum in Central Havana
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Museo de la Revolución

Constructed between 1913 and 1920, the museum is located in what used to be the Presidential Palace. It was formerly used by most Cuban presidents, among them also Batista. If the interior seems familiar to you, this is no wonder: the renowned Tiffany’s of New York did its magic when it came to interior design and decoration. If you have been to Paris, you might also feel that the Salón de los Espejos (Room of Mirrors) looks extremely familiar too. Again, this is no coincidence: it was elegantly designed to mirror the famous mirror room of the Palais de Versailles. The exposition and storytelling at the museum has been laid out in a chronological order, starting with its roots (pre-Colombian culture), straight up to today’s regime. If you are curious about bits and pieces of Che Guevara’s life, you can also find a sneak peek here – downstairs. In front of the building you will see 1 of the only 3 remaining pieces of the former city wall – no other remainders exist. Among other historical legends, you will be able to take a glance at the SAU-100 tank that Castro used in the Bay of Pigs battle, or the yacht that carried Castro from Mexico to Cuba in the 1950’s. This museum is full of historical treasures and memories.

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