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Celbrating the annual carnival

A small museum which tells the history of the Carnival which takes place every July through... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
Nice littel visit

The Museo Del Canival is worth a visit if you are interested in costumes etc but you could walk... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Calle Heredia No: 301, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I had read in Lonely Planet that there was a folkloric dance show every day from 4-5pm included in the 1 CUC entrance to the museum but having sat through painful touristy ones in different countries it wasn’t top of my priorities to do. However...More

Thank Tori A
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A small museum which tells the history of the Carnival which takes place every July through photographs, musical instruments, masks, costumes and other memorabilia on display in this 18th century house. It's good to explore to get the feel for the Carnival, which has echoes...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Museo Del Canival is worth a visit if you are interested in costumes etc but you could walk around the whole facility in 5 minutes. We really liked the performance in the court yard!!

Thank KirstyMartin26
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a small museum just a few blocks from the main plaza with various carnival-related items and several scheduled shows in the interior patio.

Thank Gungo22
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Unable to visit as the place is only open after 4 pm.From the outside it looked very interesting not even able to see the performance.

Thank Jacky S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We learned so much here. I am originally from New Orleans and it was great to find out the history of another Carnival tradition. We also learned about New Orleans' relationship and exchange of traditions with the Carnival in Santiago. Our tour guide was Mirtha...More

Thank k8dee
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It isnt very big bu you do see costumes from previous Carnevals which show the Cuban uingenuty is making something from very lttle We did see a folkloric dance depicting Sandenista themes which was excllent Something happens most days in the coutyard

Thank YvonneNBirmingham
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A few rooms of old photos of past carnivals and a couple of faded costumes does not justify the 1 cuc entrance. The 'show' at 4pm (Cuban time!) does not justify the other cuc they lift off you. The whole place is tired and lacks...More

Thank Sambururob
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Good artist in ront room whose paintings are modern takes on Orishas. Talk to him if you speak Spqnish.The museum was interesting,samall. Nice old photos. Explanationa in Spanish. 4 PM drumming and dancing show which demonstrated Orisha prsonalities was good. If you go with a...More

Thank megwr
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Although quite interesting there is a limited amount to see and will only take you a few minutes to walk around. I would recommend not paying extra 5cuc for photos as that is very over priced.

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