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  • Museums: Postal Museum of Cuba

    Postal Museum of Cuba, Havana . Cuba

    • Destination: Havana
    • Open: Daily
    • Address From: Avenida de Rancho Boyeros and 19 de Mayo, Havana City. Cuba
    • Telephone: (7) 8815551
  • Description Museums: Postal Museum of Cuba, Havana . Cuba

    The Cuban Postal Museum, place in the ground floor of the Ministry of Informatics and Communication, near the Revolution Square. It was created in 1965. The institution shows collection of the postal history and that of the mail service, as well as the philately.

    It is unique in Latin America. It has three rooms, the transitory one, the main room and Cuban Exhibition.

    The main room shows significant pieces of the mail 's history, since the issue date of the first postage stamp, the Black Penny, created by Hill and issued in England, in May 6th, 1840.

    It also holds ancient means of writing and valuable documents of the mail in Cuba. Among them there is one of great importance: the account book of the first Cuban post -office manager, in 1765.

    One of the outstanding pieces of the museum is the postal rocket, for this event was issued a series of postage stamps. It was a curious experiment made by enthusiastic philatelists.

    A sky rocket was launched, containing a postal package and propelled by gunpowder. Even if it did not have major practical results, the proposition of this fast mean of transportation for the mail use was a transcendental historical event.

    The Postal Museum holds an ample worldwide philatelic collection and a room dedicated to Cuban stamps. It also has a shop to commercialize stamps, albums and accessories.

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  • Postal Museum of Cuba is located in Havana
  • Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.

    The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.

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    Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.

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  • birdsofafeather1
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    Intersting
    Bordering Revolution Square, this museum is an instructive way to spend a couple of hours. The displays provide an insight to the history of the postal service both in Cuba and the rest of the world aided by an extensive philatelic collection. Visitors can also see old writing materials and valuable documents such as the accounts books that belonged to the first administrator of the Cuban postal service dating back to 1765. The collection also includes a "Penny Black" (the first postage stamp in the world) as well as the world's first airmail.

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    Museo Postal Cubano
    Posee amplias colecciones de filatelia cubana y universal, que suman más de medio millón de estampillas y hojas filatélicas. Está ubicado en la planta baja del Ministerio de Comunicaciones y expone en sus salas antiguos medios de escritura, valiosos documentos del Correo en Cuba y en general del proceso de las comunicaciones en la Isla, que en la época colonial, jugó un papel significativo para el imperio español, pues servía de puente entre la metrópoli y el resto de las colonias americanas. El Cohete Postal Cubano, el Libro de Cuentas del primer administrador de correos de la Isla en 1765, el primer sello del mundo: el famoso "penique negro", así como una galería de personalidades que han contribuido significativamente al desarrollo del correo en Cuba, son algunos de los atractivos singulares de este interesante museo.