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Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachin

Calle Jose Marti, Baracoa 97310, Cuba
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Small museum.

This is a museum you can visit if you are in the neighborhood, and has nothing else to do. It can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jorn
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Quick look at history

Easy walk from downtown along the seawall. There's a good selection of canon here if you haven't... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
John M
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average36%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local museum” (3 reviews)
“small museum” (4 reviews)
“fort” (4 reviews)
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Calle Jose Marti, Baracoa 97310, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum you can visit if you are in the neighborhood, and has nothing else to do. It can easily be done in less than 20 minutes. To be hornets, I was not impressed.

Thank Jorn
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Easy walk from downtown along the seawall. There's a good selection of canon here if you haven't seen too many already.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This local museum depicts the history of Baracoa from ancient times to the revolution. It includes some interesting and colorful stories and characters. Worth the 2 cud to get in. Walk down and take a bicycle taxi back to the center of town. Also a...More

Thank Joni E
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The fort is used for many purposes as well as being maintained as a museum. While we were there we observed a Cuban dance group and while walking the grounds I came across a class of young people studying to be security personnel. People were...More

Thank Mikesflorida
Reviewed 19 July 2016

As a world traveler, any opportunity I get to know of my grandmother's heritage I am eager to know more. The museum gave me a wonderful insight into the Amerindians who inhabited Cuba as well.

Thank Raquel C
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is worth an hour or so in. The signage is in English and Spanish and gives a perspective on life of a city isolated from the rest of Cuba as there was no access except by sea until the 1960's. It's the first place...More

1  Thank TerryHerkner
Reviewed 27 April 2016

So some of the displays are a bit faded, but no doubt there is little budget. Overall this gives a fascinating glimpse into the local history and some natural history as well. We got a guide for a couple CUC extra and she was excellent....More

Thank PierreTraveler
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Being the first Spanish settlement on the island it is inevitable that this defensive bastion was an early construction. It concentrates on those early days more than most other museums in Cuba do. It is well worth a pleasant walk from the town centre via...More

Thank KBofLB
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Very small museum, not a lot to see. We went here as part of a tour but probably wouldn't have gone otherwise. Lovely walk back to our Casa through the streets of Baracoa.

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is a pretty small museum in a pretty small town, but it gives a good overview of one of Cuba's unique locations. This was one of Columbus' first landing sites on his first voyage and for nearly 5 centuries after, Baracoa was still not...More

2  Thank mrancer
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