Visit the best museums in Havana

The National Museum of Fine Arts ©en.wikipedia.org

Visiting Havana is undoubtedly a fantastic experience. There are dozens of outstanding visitor attractions in the prestigious Caribbean city. The deluge of the attractions, the vibrant culture and the numerous fantastic activities attract dozens of visitors each year. In one of previous articles I have presented you the best theatres of Havana. This article will include useful information for visitors about Havana’s museums. If you love art and you are planning a journey to Havana, I am absolutely sure that you will want to visit the best museums in Havana. Don’t waste your time searching for them when you are in the city. To find out which are the best all you need to do is to read on.

The National Museum of Fine Arts

There are two building which house the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana: the Palace of the Asturian Center and the Palace of Fine Arts. While the first one houses collections of sculptures and paintings by European artists and ancient art works, the second one includes only Cuban Art works which range from the colonial time to contemporary art. The collections found in the Palace of Fine Arts can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday. (November 2012)

The National Museum of Fine Arts ©en.wikipedia.org

The Museum of the Revolution

For those who would like to find out more about the Cuban Revolution, a visit to the Museum of the Revolution in Havana is the best choice. Situated in Old Havana, the fantastic museum is housed in a beautiful building, the Presidential Palace. The collections are dedicated to the revolutionary and pre-revolutionary period. Situated on the Calle Refugio, the museum is open every day. (November 2012)

The Museum of the Revolution ©en.wikipedia.org

The National Museum of Decorative Arts

Situated in the district of Vedado, the National Museum of Decorative Arts is another fantastic museum of Havana. It is a significant visitor attraction of the city. The museum houses great collections of ceramics, furniture, sculptures and paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries. The National Museum of Decorative Arts in Havana can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday. (November 2012)

The National Museum of Music

Another great museum is the National Museum of Music. As the Cuban music is very prestigious, having a rich history, it is obvious to have a museum of music in the capital city. The building which houses the museum was built in 1905 and restored in the 1980’s. It is a very attractive building with its façade presenting the characteristics of the Italian Renaissance. The museum houses superb collections of musical instruments, presenting the history of Cuban music. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday. (November 2012)

The Museum of Colonial Art

The majority of the buildings in Havana wear the characteristics of colonial architecture. The Museum of Colonial Art includes exhibitions of furniture and decorative objects of Havana’s most spectacular colonial mansions. The façade of the building which houses the museum also presents the characteristics of colonial architecture. The collections can be visited every day. (November 2012)

The Museum of Colonial Art ©Haydn Blackey/Flickr

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