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Museum of the City (Museo de la Ciudad)

Calle Tacon | Plaza de Armas, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8616130
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One of Many IOnteresting Museums

AKA the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, was a good place to get a feel of the good life in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not much to see

The architecture was great. But the museum was not well maintained and the display was below... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Heronie M
Hong Kong, China
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“colonial era” (2 reviews)
“on display” (3 reviews)
“old building” (2 reviews)
Calle Tacon | Plaza de Armas, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8616130
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AKA the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, was a good place to get a feel of the good life in the 1800's. It's also a good place to take a rest from the heat and spend some peaceful down time. Well worth the $3.00 CUC...More

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The architecture was great. But the museum was not well maintained and the display was below average. Not much to see other than the building itself.

Thank Heronie M
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lovely building and courtyard, almost deserted when we were there, except for the perfunctory State workers in every room who followed us about with no apparent purpose. Not a whole lot to see however.

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Wonderful example of baroque architecture, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales aka Governor’s Palace served as Spanish colonial headquarters until 1898, then it served as the center of U.S. military administration (1898-1902), then a Cuban president’s residence, and lastly City Hall. . There are little...More

Thank kerryhross
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Museum of the City of Havana is worth visiting simply for the beautiful building its located in. It was the Governor's Palace before the Revolution. Its elegantly furnished with antiques and works of art. Honestly speaking I found it to be lacking historical city...More

3  Thank YogiJuancarlos
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Some reviewers suggest that they would have learned more with one of the guides - well, they obviously didn't see the guide that tried to attach herself to me. She barely spoke english, wasn't very helpful, and they seem to earn their extra fee by...More

1  Thank fartoomanyusers
Reviewed 20 April 2016

beautiful building hosting an interesting (if poorly guided) collection....some really interesting pieces

2  Thank 1974AAUU
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Had a brief opportunity to visit the museum during a Havana tour. The building is stunning and the exhibits look interesting but I don't speak or read Spanish so the descriptions were incomprehensible to me. I would suggest engaging a tour guide to get more...More

2  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We made a fundamental error when visiting this museum by paying just the minimum amount (2 CUCs each) for museum entry. If we had been a little less thrifty with our CUCs, for the outlay of just a few more we could have had the...More

3  Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This Museum, also known as The Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, is located on the Plaza de Armas, near the Bookseller's Market. The building housed the former governors of Havana. The street in front of the building has wooden cobblestones to make the carriages passing...More

4  Thank Terri R
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