Museo de la Revolución is located in the Old Havana section of Havana, Cuba. The museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents from Mario García Menocal to Fulgencio Batista. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban Revolution.
Discover the Museo de la Revolucion In Havana
1. The Exhibitions
The museum exhibits several collections of photographs, flags, documents, weapons, and other objects related to the revolutionary fighting against Batista, and the history of Cuba, in chronological order, from the pre-Columbian culture in Cuba (on the top floor) to the current society. In here stand out the exhibitions about the assault of Moncada in 1953, and about the life of Che Guevara, in the bottom rooms. Museo de la Revolucion tour is one of the best options when you're in Havana.
2. Memorial Granma Pavilion
After you're finished with the Museo de la Revolucion tour, you can go out the building and you'll find this interesting thing to see. In front of the building is a fragment of the former city wall, as well as an SAU-100 tank used by Castro during the 1961 Bay of Pigs battle. In the space behind you'll find the Pavillón Granma, containing a replica of the 18m yacht that carried Fidel Castro and 81 other revolutionaries from Tuxpán, Mexico, to Cuba in December 1956. The boat is encased in glass and guarded 24/7, presumably to stop anyone from breaking in and sailing off to Florida in it. The pavilion is surrounded by other vehicles associated with the revolution, including planes, rockets and an old postal van used as a getaway car during the 1957 attack. It is worth the Museo de la Revolucion tickets.
3. Enjoy Some Jazz Music
Once you have finished your Museo de la Revolucion tour, enjoy the mirador or its cine-club, ask about the remains of Venustiano Carranza, Francisco I. Madero, Francisco Villa and Plutarco Elías Calles that are in the foundations of the monument. We also recommend listening to the billboard update of the Tabacalera Jazz Club to listen to a selection of the best Jazz music or if you prefer, walk a few steps and visit the Frontón México.
How to Get Tickets?
The Museo de la Revolucion tickets and passes can be purchased at the ticket booth. The general admission is 4 CUC and 6 CUC with guide.
How To Get Around?
Getting around Museo de la Revolucion is easy, it's accessible by foot. The location is also strategic, you can ride a bike to explore the surrounding area and other attractions nearby.
What Should I Wear?
Best Time to Visit
You can do Museo de la Revolucion tour at any time of the year. The museum is open at 10am to 5pm and usually gets crowded after 12pm. It is best to visit during off-season in the morning.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, Museo de la Revolucion tour can be done by yourself. This website also provides everything you need to know before visiting the museum.
How To Get There?
As a tourist, the most convenient way of getting to Museo de la Revolucion is by taxi. You should agree on a price before taking one. There are also local buses in the city, going on various routes. Your best bet is to tell your casa or hotel where you want to go and they'll point you in the direction of which bus to take, and where to catch it.
There is no audio tour at this museum, if you want to learn about the exhibits we suggest you to take a guide. It takes around 1 hour to go through the museum.