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Provincial Museum Santiago de Cuba Emilio Bacardi Museums, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba

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  • Calle Pio Rosado and Aguilera, Santiago de Cuba
  • Destination: Santiago de Cuba
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Tens of objects can be admired in the second oldest museum in the country, thanks to personal arrangements made by Don Emilio Bacardi Moreau. The exhibited objects include mummies of different origin, including an Egyptian one. An outstanding element is that it houses the most important painting gallery in Cuba, displaying an enviable collection of colonial painting dating back two centuries.

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Provincial Museum Santiago de Cuba Emilio Bacardi is located in Santiago de Cuba

It limits to the north with the province of Holguín; to the west with Granma; to the south with the Caribbean Sea, and to the east with the province of Guantánamo. The province covers a total area of 6 343 21 , Km². You can get here through Antonio Maceo International Airport, also by road from any other part of Cuba, or by sea ─in this last case, requesting the services from Punta Gorda Marina.

Two particular features characterizes Santiago de Cuba that make it exceptional: its hospitality, with people of happy and relaxed temperament and its rich historical-cultural wealth. Its Caribbean identity is evident in its popular music and in folklore manifestations. It depicts the title of Heroine City of the Republic of Cuba for the role carried out by its inhabitants in the revolutionary struggle during the decade of 1950. Privileged by its historical past, in Santiago de Cuba there are two of the Cuban places distinguished by UNESCO with the title of World Heritage: the San Pedro de la Roca Castle and the ruins of the first French coffee plantations in La Gran Piedra. The Santa Ifigenia cemetery , the 26 of July Historical Museum and the Siboney Farm, are places indissolubly linked to the history of Cuba.

Cayo Granma and Baconao Park (Biosphere Reserve) also part of the attractiveness of this region. As a tourist destination, Santiago de Cuba, combines excellent possibilities for the enjoyment of beaches, city and nature tourism for to the places of interest in those three scenarios.

For those who arrive in Santiago de Cuba, there are diverse lodging options in the city and in its surroundings, linked as much to the sea as to nature. With a variety of categories and levels of comfort, it will always be a guarantee for the visitors looking for harmony and soothing rest. There are other things, among so many, that make people from Santiago proud: to be the birthplace, par excellence, of almost all the musical genres of Cuba, a country where the music is soul and root; also, the carnivals that every month of July take place here, are the most spectacular in the country; as well as their rum, the well-known Fiestas del Fuego and the already traditional Festival of the Caribbean.

The region of Santiago de Cuba has the necessary infrastructure to encourage tourism of events and congresses; it also has in its mountainous and seafaring environment the conditions to develop nature and adventure tourism, trekking, nautical activities, and health tourism. But there is nothing better than walk its undulating and narrow streets loaded with history and music at the same time.

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Review about Museums: Provincial Museum Santiago de Cuba Emilio Bacardi
Excellent Olep

Bacardi Museum
Founded in 1899, the Museo Municipal Emilio Bacardi Moreau was one of the country's first museums and is housed in a magnificent colonial mansion, where it depicts the years between the arrival of the conquistadors and the War of Independence with Spain. Exhibits include weapons and African artefacts, historic Cuban and European art works, and an Egyptian mummy famously unearthed in Cuba. Directly opposite is the Gobierno Provincial, an equally impressive building and a good point of reference.

Average John O

“Museum RUM ”
Kind of boring - yet pretty cool -I know an oxy-moron; however, once you're home, you want to tell people that you were there. The history and the building are interesting.

Average Bobby104

“Interesting and large painting display ”
Worth a visit to see the local history displays and the mummies. Small but not expensive, as usual not well laid out and descriptions in Spanish but some interesting displays and large selection of paintings upstairs in the Bacardi building in center of Santiago.

Very good gandhy2014

“Emilio Bacardi Museum: other treasures in the island. ”
I?ve been in Santiago de Cuba twice, 1989 and 2009. The third visit a year ago was very rapid ?exclusevely for work motives and it doesn?t count. The first time this Museum was closed because it was being refurbished. The second time I visited only the main floor because the second floor was closed again due to reforms. This is... More 

Very good Jo W

“Worth a visit ”
If you are anything like us you'd like to have a good look around Cuba, anything like this is worth a visit to see some of the amazing masterpiece

Very good FalmouthLucy

“Good selection of art and historical exhibits ”
Well worth going into .It has the belongings of Jose Marti. The handmade large wooden torpedo is interesting made to blow up Spanish vessels in the war of independence .There are a good collections of paintings upstairs

Very good Mi P

“The only museum I found worth visiting in Santiago. ”
Has a very good collection of paintings. A collection of guns interesting. Well located, not far from Parque Cespedes

Very good Candan A

“A good personal effort ”
The gentleman to whom we owe quality rum made an effort to display his family belongigngs in a nice building constructed for this purpose. The museum also gives an idea about the historical course of the country. If you have time, don't miss it.

Very good Liz H

“2 levels, Cuban and artefacts from pre-columbian pre ”
Downstairs were artefacts from pre-Columbian times onwards, and upstairs paintings by Spanish and Cuban artists. We spent a long time there as there was a lot of good things to see.

Excellent Otto G

“Incredible!!! ”
This amazing museum have many treasures, from the throne of an slaved african king to momies from egipt...

Excellent LCP111

“Bacardi Art collection. ”
A surprisingly good collection of paintings that spanned various centuries. What a surprise to find stunning Flemish and Italian masterworks. Also nice to see European masterpieces not all scrubbed clean by restorers. Ancient artifacts on main floor interesting too including a couple of mummies.Wish the labels were in English too!

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