Visit a Museum

Visit a Museum

The museum of Colonial Art treasures pieces of important Cuban families prior to 1898. The museum was built there for the history and beauty of the home. The aged house has a long history of occupants starting in 1622. More than a century later, in 1726, Lieutenant Colonel Don Luis Chacon was his owner.

The Convent of San Francisco de Asis is an important historical center. Now in its Minor Basilica there is a beautiful concert hall. The Convent is a religious building of baroque architecture located in the homonymous square in Old Havana. Its construction started in 1548. Although it opened in 1575, was almost completely finished 200 years later, with a series of structural reforms that occurred from 1731-1738.

In the Palace of the Captains General Cuba's rulers lived from 1791 to 1920. From it the restoration of the historic center of the city was planned. Facing the Plaza de Armas, occupying part of the space of the demolished Parish Mayor, it raised the Palace of the Captains General between 1776 and 1791.

The house of African, Asian and Arab traditions are research and cultural diffusion centers. Their strategic position make them frequented museums. The sample comprises the history of African emigration as slave labor to the New World. In the large building that was in the late nineteenth century snuff store and shopping center, the House of Africa is located.

Natural History Museums are centers of study and dissemination of biology. Many visitors are students led by their schools. In Cuba, the natural history is cataloged an essential aspect to understand the processes and characteristics of the national nature and elsewhere. As evidence of the importance it attaches to this matter and its various branches, in our country there are many centers in this field, dedicated to show the contributions of science.

The Memorial of the Revolution Square is dedicated to José Martí. This is the highest point of the city with the apostle's valuable belongings. The figure of José Martí, National Hero of Cuba, can be found venerated in almost every corner of the island. However, the largest monument in his honor is the Memorial of the Revolution Square, considered the highest point in the Havana City.

The most universal of all Cubans, José Martí, has a museum in his birthplace. Divided into 7 rooms, here the life of Cuban apostle can be appreciated. Founded on January 28, 1925 in the house where the Cuban national hero José Martí was born, this place is the oldest museum in the capital.

The house museums in Old Havana are art and research spreading centers. They are located in the Historic Center of the City and are heavily visited sites. In its halls and galleries Cubans visitors can approach the history, art, traditions and customs of Mexico. It has four galleries, in which valuable ??enshrined and novel artist of plastic present their pieces. Moreover, in its beautiful courtyards many arts shows take place.

The story of Havana Club Rum is present in the museum of the popular drink. This institution is a cultural center with a variety of activities. Located on the Avenida del Puerto # 262, on the corner of Sol street, in the Cuban capital, Havana Club Rum Museum offers visitors a look at the historical trajectory of the drink, which emerged in 1878 and is considered one of the best in the world.

The tradition in the production of rum in Santiago de Cuba is legendary. So, Rum Museum of the city is an important site in its historic center. This cultural center shelters the history of rum industry of Santiago. Its origins date back to the late eighteenth century, when the Catalan immigrants carried and distributed distilled eau-de-vie in the stills of the mills.

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