The Museum of the Revolution is located in Old Havana and was formerly the Presidential Palace.
This breathtaking building was designed by architects Rodolfo Maruri and Paul Belau, and decorated by Tiffani Studios NY. The former palace was inaugurated in 1920, and it has been full of historic events ever since. The Palace was home to Cuban Presidents from Mario Garcia Menocal to Fulgencio Batista. In 1957 the building was attacked by the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (students from the University of Havana) in 1957, who attempted to kill Fulgencio Batista, president at the time. The bullets of this failed attempt are still visible in the inside of the palace. The museum is now home to Cuban history exhibits (pre-revolution and post-revolution), and it was declared a National Monument in 2010. Exhibits of Cuba’s pre-Columbian culture located on the top floor of the Palace, while Cuba’s most present exhibits reside on the lower levels.
Highlights of the Museum of the Revolution Havana:
Mon-Sun: 9:30am to 4pm
*Tours are available, and kids under 12 have free admission.
Museum of the Revolution Cuba Map