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Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso

Meters From Hotel Castillo 800, Baracoa 97310, Cuba
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Cuban Indigenous Culture

Interesting but quite limited. There is very little trace of Cuba's indigenous people; it seems... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lorelle W
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Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
a climb to the top

There is not much to do in Baracoa, so do yourself a favor a pay a visit to this interesting museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stoffer
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“great view” (5 reviews)
“taino culture” (4 reviews)
“pre columbian” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Meters From Hotel Castillo 800, Baracoa 97310, Cuba
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"well worth the short walk"
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"interesting insight"
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"worth the climb"
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"little bit"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting but quite limited. There is very little trace of Cuba's indigenous people; it seems the Spanish did their level best to wipe out any trace of them.

Thank Lorelle W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much to do in Baracoa, so do yourself a favor a pay a visit to this interesting museum hidden in the hills above Baracoa. The view from there is excellent - and though the museum is small its interesting.

Thank stoffer
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

It's small but what a view from the top section. I recommend letting a guide show you around if possible, you will get more out of it. There are remains of a Tiano Chief and a reconstruction what he looked like, lots of artifacts and...More

Thank Joni E
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

The museum is in a cave used by the Taino, in the treed hills overlooking Baracoa. The exhibits are displayed on four levels in the cave connected by narrow sets of stairs. There are spectacular views from the uppermost level.

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Climb up and down and around in this fascinating cave museum about the Taino people. Artefacts and sudden views and a very welcoming and friendly curator make it well worth the short walk from the centre of Baracoa.

Thank Joanna B
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

The setting of this museum about Tainos, the pre-Columbian Indians who lived in Cuba and on other Caribbean islands, is spectacular: it's located in a cave of different stages where the upper ones offer beautiful views of Baracoa. The curator is very knowledgeable and can...More

Thank Camille F
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

This is a one of a kind museum. Contrary to one reviewer's concept, the museum is not small. It is on fours tiers of limestone and requires a bit of a climb. Perhaps the reviewer did not go all the way to the top. The...More

Thank Soledad P
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Not sure what we were expecting but we were expecting more than we got. However it is Cuba so expect the unexpected. If you are looking to kill an hour this place will fill that void.

Thank 70daysontour
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

The guide Who welcomed us was trilingual and he was very well informed! Funny too. Awesome visit. We learned a lot and enjoyed the very high viewpoint. the place is worth it

Thank CaroMailloux
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

This museum is very, very small. It does not have much to offer. Spend 15 minutes inside at the most. Some disappointing. There are many steps to climb to get there, but the view from the location is great overlooking the bay, and some of...More

Thank Jorn
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