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Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso

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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 16 April 2018
Lorelle W
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 5 April 2018
Jesper C
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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All reviews taino culture pre columbian well worth the short walk one of a kind second level great view of the city interesting museum worth the climb up hill cave artifacts noel curator steps burial cuba treasure
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

short hike with ok view in level two. cave not so big but ok for visit. easy to reach & worth for take time to do it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank iamface
Reviewed 13 July 2018

a trip that is important - it shows life and how we can live differently. good to know that Cuba has been caring about things America is seeming to forget about. sigh

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kate P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A lovely stroll (with quite some steps!) from the city centre, this tiny museum is one of a kind. You literally climb up in a cave while seeing where the indiginous Taíno held their rituals. Not for the faint hearted: it has the best mirador...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Linda D
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Four of us spent 2 days exploring nearby caves to view the art of the indigenous peoples of Cuba. The tours also included visiting some projects that are being developed to preserve the Taino heritage. One included a boat trip to reach the caves. Archeological...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank doreenwg68
Reviewed 16 April 2018 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lorelle W
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jesper C
Reviewed 15 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Joni E
Reviewed 22 February 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed 21 January 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 12 December 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Camille F
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