The best museums in Cuba in December 2023

These are the top 100 best museums in Cuba, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Cuba? These are the best ones:

  1. National Capitol Building1

    National Capitol Building

    The Capitol, also known as Capitolio, in Havana, Cuba, is a significant historical site that was built in 1929. It served as the seat of the legislature until 1959. After undergoing eight years of renovation, it was reopened to the public in March 2018. This makes it a site of interest for tourists who are keen on exploring historical and political landmarks.
  2. Museum of the Revolution2

    Museum of the Revolution

    The Museo de la Revolución, located in Havana, Cuba, is situated in the former presidential palace. This historical building, which once served as the seat of the Cuban government, now houses a museum dedicated to the Cuban Revolution. Visitors can explore the rich history of Cuba and its revolution within the walls of this former presidential palace.
  3. Tres Reyes del Morro's Castle3

    Tres Reyes del Morro's Castle

    Morro Castle maintains an active life, with its halls functioning as a gallery and its spaces hosting a lively cultural life. Additionally, it houses two restaurants, Los Doce Apóstoles and La Divina Pastora, and a bar in its old batteries. These establishments offer extraordinary views of the Havana coastline, providing a unique dining experience for visitors.
  4. Havana Club Rum Museum4

    Havana Club Rum Museum

    Great way to learn about Cuban national drink. This is not museum as usual, but combined with bar and the best music one can hear in Havana.
  5. St. Francisco de Asís Basilica5

    St. Francisco de Asís Basilica

    The Convento de San Francisco de Asís is a significant historical site in Old Havana. This baroque architectural masterpiece began its construction in 1548 and was completed in 1591. Despite being inaugurated in 1575, the building underwent a series of structural reforms from 1731 to 1738, which led to its complete finish almost 200 years after the initial construction began.
  6. Fort of San Carlos of the Cabin6

    Fort of San Carlos of the Cabin

    La Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, colloquially known as La Cabaña, is an 18th-century fortress situated at the entrance of Havana Bay. This fortress, along with La Punta Fortress and the Castle of the Royal Force of Havana, served as the city's defense against any enemy or pirate attacks. It is located on a hill next to the Morro Castle and is the largest military building constructed by Spain in America, covering an area of 700 m long by 240 m wide.
  7. Castle of the Royal Force7

    Castle of the Royal Force

    The Castle of the Royal Force in Havana is a military fortress situated in the bay of Havana, Cuba. This historic site offers a glimpse into the military history of the region and is a significant part of Havana's cultural heritage. The castle's strategic location in the bay provides a unique perspective of the city and its surrounding waters.
  8. National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana8

    National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana

    The National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, is a significant cultural institution that houses the world's largest collection of Cuban art. This collection includes over 4,300 paintings, 12,800 drawings and engravings, and 285 sculptures. Additionally, the museum also boasts one of the largest collections of Western art in Latin America, with over 1,600 paintings, 126 sculptures, and 8,000 drawings and engravings that span from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
  9. Cuban Art Factory9

    Cuban Art Factory

    La Fábrica de Arte Cubano, also known as Fábrica de Arte or F.A.C, is a unique combination of an art gallery and club situated in Havana, Cuba. This establishment offers a unique blend of art and nightlife, making it a distinctive spot in the Cuban capital.
  10. Granma Memorial10

    Granma Memorial

    The Granma is an 18-meter yacht that was built in 1943 and purchased in Mexico in 1956 by rebels against the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. This group of rebels included notable figures such as Fidel Castro, his brother Raúl Castro, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. The yacht is a significant part of Cuban history and is now a museum ship at the Museum of the Revolution.
  11. Che Guevara Mausoleum11

    Che Guevara Mausoleum

    Santa Clara
    The Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara, Cuba, is a significant site that houses the remains of the Marxist revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and sixteen of his companions. These individuals tragically lost their lives during a guerrilla warfare in Bolivia in 1967. The mausoleum serves as a memorial to their struggle and sacrifice.
  12. Hemingway House Havana12

    Hemingway House Havana

  13. The Museum of the City13

    The Museum of the City

    Some fascinating bits of colonial historic material to be seen in the former seat of Cuban government that is the star attraction itself.
  14. National Aquarium of Cuba14

    National Aquarium of Cuba

    The National Aquarium of Cuba is situated in the vibrant city of Havana, on the northern part of the Caribbean island of Cuba. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the city and provides a unique opportunity to explore the marine life of the Caribbean.
  15. Museo de Arte Colonial15

    Museo de Arte Colonial

  16. Museo de Ambiente Histórico Cubano16

    Museo de Ambiente Histórico Cubano

    Santiago de Cuba
    The oldest house of Cuba, built already in 1522! Used to be an official residence of the first Cuban governor, now museum of furnishing and decorations.
  17. Museum of Decorative Arts17

    Museum of Decorative Arts

    The Museum of Decorative Arts is situated in the Vedado district of Havana, Cuba, specifically at the intersection of 17th and E streets. This location is easily accessible and offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the area.
  18. Museo Memorial El Morrillo18

    Museo Memorial El Morrillo

  19. Museo de Historia Municipal19

    Museo de Historia Municipal

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    Romance Museum

    Ciudad de Trinidad
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    El Carnaval Museum

    Santiago de Cuba
    There are many reasons behind carnival traditions - social, economic and cultural. Santiago's carnival is the most famous in Cuba, so learn more!
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    Sancti Spíritus Provincial Museum

    Ciudad de Sancti Spíritus
  23. Acuario Baconao23

    Acuario Baconao

    Santiago de Cuba
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    Parque zoológico de Santiago de Cuba

    Santiago de Cuba
    El Parque zoológico de Santiago de Cuba, also known as the Santiago de Cuba Zoo, is situated in the city of Santiago de Cuba. This city is part of the Caribbean country and island of Cuba. The zoo offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse wildlife of the region in a safe and controlled environment.
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    aLaguna de Guanaroc

  26. Havana Planetarium26

    Havana Planetarium

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    Centro Cultural Casa del Che en La Cabaña

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    National Botanical Garden

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    Parque Zoológico Nacional de Cuba

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    Acuarium,Venta de Peces Tropicales.

  31. José Martí Memorial31

    José Martí Memorial

    The José Martí Memorial is a monument dedicated to José Martí, a national hero of Cuba. It is located on the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana. This monument is a significant landmark in the city and a tribute to one of the most important figures in Cuban history.
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    Fundación Alejo Carpentier

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    National Botanical Garden

  34. Chocolate Museum34

    Chocolate Museum

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    Santa Clara
  36. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Cubana36

    Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Cubana

    The Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba, situated in Havana, is the national museum of Cuba dedicated to natural history. It is a hub for studies and exhibitions on a variety of subjects such as geology, paleontology, biology, and geophysics.
  37. Provincial Museum of History37

    Provincial Museum of History

    Former barracks of Spanish army that was nicknamed as "parrot cage", la Periquera. Now it houses an exhibition on local history, including Taino Indians.
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    Complejo Parque Zoológico Ciego de Ávila

    Ciego de Ávila
  39. Museo del Tabaco39

    Museo del Tabaco

  40. Minor Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi40

    Minor Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

    The Convent of San Francisco de Asís, located in the homonymous square in Old Havana, is a testament to the city's rich architectural history. The construction of this baroque architectural religious building began in 1548 and lasted until 1591. Although it was inaugurated in 1575, the building was not completely finished until almost 200 years later, following a series of structural reforms that took place from 1731 to 1738.
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    Zoocriadero de Cocodrilos de Manzanillo

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    Parque Zoológico Bartolomé Masó Marquez

  43. Casa Dranguet43

    Casa Dranguet

    Santiago de Cuba
  44. Mural Painting Museum44

    Mural Painting Museum

  45. Presidio Modelo45

    Presidio Modelo

    Nueva Gerona
    The Presidio Modelo, located in the suburban quarter of Chacón, Nueva Gerona, is a former 'model prison' with a unique panopticon design. It was built on what was then known as the Isle of Pines, now renamed the Isle of Youth, in Cuba. This architectural design allowed for constant surveillance of the prisoners, a feature that is still evident in the structure today.
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    Granja de las Tortugas

    Cayo Largo
  47. Saint Ann's Catholic Church47

    Saint Ann's Catholic Church

  48. Museo Casa de los Arabes48

    Museo Casa de los Arabes

  49. Museo de la Lucha Clandestina49

    Museo de la Lucha Clandestina

  50. Museo Provincial de Bayamo50

    Museo Provincial de Bayamo

  51. Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum51

    Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum

    Santiago de Cuba
  52. Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro52

    Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro

    Santiago de Cuba
  53. Museo de la Lucha Clandestina53

    Museo de la Lucha Clandestina

    Santiago de Cuba
  54. Sancti Spíritus Colonial Art Museum54

    Sancti Spíritus Colonial Art Museum

    Ciudad de Sancti Spíritus
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    Colonial Architecture Museum

    We believe that even if you're not interested in architecture, this might be an interesting place to visit. The courtyard is extraordinary too!
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    Jardín Zoológico El Bosque - Camilo Cienfuegos

    Santa Clara
  57. Museum of the Revolution (Cuba)57

    Museum of the Revolution (Cuba)

    The Museum of the Revolution, located in Havana, Cuba, is situated in the former presidential palace. This historical building, which once served as the seat of power in Cuba, now houses a museum dedicated to the country's revolutionary history. Visitors can explore the various rooms of the palace, each filled with artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Cuba's past.
  58. Our Lady of Mercy Church58

    Our Lady of Mercy Church

  59. Museo Provincial de Guantánamo59

    Museo Provincial de Guantánamo

  60. Casa del Changui Guantánamo60

    Casa del Changui Guantánamo

  61. Salcines Palace61

    Salcines Palace

  62. Museo Farmacéutico62

    Museo Farmacéutico

  63. Museo Nacional Camilo Cienfuegos63

    Museo Nacional Camilo Cienfuegos

  64. Museo Postal de Cuba64

    Museo Postal de Cuba

  65. Museo Fragua Martiana65

    Museo Fragua Martiana

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    Museo Histórico de las Ciencias Médicas Carlos J. Finlay

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    San Severino Castle Museum Slave Route

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    Museo 28 de Septiembre de los CDR

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    Museo Nacional Masónico “Aurelio Miranda Álvarez”

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    Fábrica de tabacos Constantino Pérez Carrodegua

    Santa Clara
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    National Museum of the Struggle Against Bandits

    Ciudad de Trinidad
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    Nuevitas Municipal Museum

    The Nuevitas Municipal Museum, situated in Nuevitas, Cuba, was established on the 18th of August, 1981. This museum is a significant cultural institution in the region, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich history and heritage of the area.
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    Museum of Archeology

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    Africa House Museum

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    Museo de la Danza

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    Casa de la Obra Pía

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    Museo de Naipes "Marqués de Prado Ameno"

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    Museo Municipal de Varadero

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    Delfinario de Cayo Santa María

    Cayo Santa Maria
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    Camaguey Zoo

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    Guamuhaya Archaeology Museum

    This museum gives you an overview of Cuban history since pre-Columbian times up to colonization. Hides some unique pieces!
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    Museo Histórico Provincial

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    National Historic Naval Museum

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    La Casa del Ché

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    La Isabelica Museum

    Santiago de Cuba
    A coffee hacienda in a biosphere reserve that shows the life of French coffee farmer, an immigrant from Haiti. Sad memory of slavery in Cuba.
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    Casa de la Guayabera

    Ciudad de Sancti Spíritus
  87. Museo Provincial de Pinar del Río87

    Museo Provincial de Pinar del Río

    Pinar del Rio
  88. Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana88

    Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana

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    Museo de La Imagen

    Santiago de Cuba
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    Museo Provincial Ignacio Agramonte

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    Museo de Arqueología Cueva del Paraíso

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    Casa Museo Alejandro Von Humboldt

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    Museo de las Telecomunicaciones

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    Museo Antropológico Montané

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    Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba

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    Museo de Historia Natural Felipe Poey

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    Casa de la Ciudad

    Santa Clara
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    Museum of the Ministry of the Interior

    Intriguing exhibition on diverse and different methods used by Cuba's enemies to overthrow the Government since 1959. Hidden gem!
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    Museo del Ferrocarril

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    Museo Histórico 26 de Julio

    Santiago de Cuba

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