City Museum, Havana . Cuba
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- Calle Tacon No.1 e/ O'Reilly y Obispo, Havana City. Cuba
- Destination: Havana
- Open: Daily
- Telephone: (537) 8639862
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The museum of the city has permanent exhibition halls with collections of arts and history of the colonial times and of the beginnings of the 20 th century. It is located in the ancient Captain General’s Palace, seat of the Spanish governments in the island from 1781 to 1899 and of the presidency of the republic from 1902 to 1920.
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City Museum 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.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
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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Museum of the Havana City
It is located at the former headquarters of the Generals of the Army (Capitanes Generales) of the Island during the colonization. It has collections that illustrate a historical background of the city since it was founded up to the present times. The most important rooms exhibit the Cuban wars for the national independence.
“Beautiful, but could not learn much due to language barrier ”
I don't speak Spanish, so this palace was not the place to be able to learn anything about the history as guided tours are only in Spainsh. We did have a guide with us, but it was more trouble than it was worth. Gorgeous views and inexpensive, but I prefer the square and the ambiance outstide the palace.
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