"Museum of the Revolution" Cuba Things to Do Tip by TRimer

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  Bullet Holes in the Entranceway
by TRimer

The Museo de la Revolucion occupies the former Presidential Palace, site of an unsuccessful assination attempt against Batista in 1957. Bullet holes can still be seen in the foyer. The collection of revolutionary memoriabilla is amazing: everything from Che's beret and submachine gun to bloodstained shirts worn by guerilla fighters.

Batista built the palace in all its grandor. Tiffany's of New York did much of the decoration. The ballroom is designed after those in Versaille for example.

Look for the bullet holes in the front entranceway, the secret passageway where Battista escaped and the Cretin's corner. It is one of the only museums in Cuba that has English descriptions.

Adjacent to the Museum is the "Granma Memorial," an immense glass case containing the yacht used by Fidel Castro and over 80 revolutionary fighters to return to Cuba from their exile in Mexico.

Open: Tuesday to Saturday: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Closed Monday.

Address: Calle Refugio 1
Directions: Between Calle Monserrate and Calle Zulueta, Habana Vieja
othercontact: Admission: $5
Phone: 624 096

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  • Updated Aug 8, 2003
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