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Museum of the Revolution

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This museum building, originally decked out by Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue, was the Cuban Presidential Palace between its construction in 1920 and the revolution in 1959 but now houses relics of the war. Out the back is the Granma, the yacht Castro used to enter Cuba, missiles like the ones from the Cuban missile crisis and a couple of revolutionary tanks. As well as the revolution the museum also has exhibits to the early revolution, of Cuba over occupiers, Spain, called the War of Independence (1868 - 1895).

Refugio No. 1 entre Avenida de las Misiones y Zulueta, La Habana Vieja, Ciudad de la Habana

Museo de la Revolución Website (Spanish).

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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'It was originally designed to house the Provincial Government of Havana, but it was finished in 1920 to be the Presidential Palace. It was the headquarters of the Cuban government for 40 years. It witnessed how the politicians of the time maneuvered… Read more...

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