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Address: Calle Heredia No: 301, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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RATHER MORE AMATEUR than expected

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and she was awesome! She led our group around giving history simultaneously in Spanish, English,... More 

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Bimingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 enthusiasm (except when telling you it will be 5 cucs extra if you want to... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 guide, ask them to explain.

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Thank megwr
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

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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New Britain, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

While the museum itself has rather dingy representations of what must be fabulous Carnival costumes, the folk dancing troupe got visitors up and dancing and was a lot of fun. African rhythms, quite different from much of the other music we heard along the way.

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Thank justinebeach
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Our experience at the museum was full of fantastic Santiago carnival imagery, but sadly accompanied with "carnival" performed by cleaning ladies that were moping the floor and really disliked our attendance in the house. We were there in the middle of the day of course :)

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Thank 3matjazg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Simply loved it!! We love cuban music and party full stop and this tiny cute musseum will really show what santiago de cuba carnival is all about. There is performance at the premises sometimes too, do check the performances and show timings with the guides. Lovely costumes and traditional outfits. Recommend it!

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Thank robertwolfenix
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The dance show at 4.30pm lasted 20-25 mins with some audience participation. Museum entrance fee is 1CUC, plus 5CUC for photos - probably not worth paying this. The museum exhibits all in Spanish. Small but fine.

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Wommelgem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Being in Santiago de Cuba we thought it was a must to visit this museum, as the carnival is so popular and well known. The income was 1 CUC per person and then they charged an extra 5 CUC to allow you to take pictures. Thinking we could make some lovely, colorful pictures we were happy to pay for it.... More 

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