The Museo de la Revolución (Museum of the Revolution), housed in a former presidential palace, is worth viewing even if only from the outside. The ancient presidential residence was planned by Belgian architect Paul Belau and constructed in a lavish style of neoclassical architecture in the early twentieth century.

Those who do enter are treated to a plethora of exhibits on Cuba’s struggle for independence, many of which are tinged with a revolutionary slant. The life-size wax statues of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos are noteworthy.

A fascinating display of the yacht Granma is located behind the museum. Fidel Castro and his gang arrived in Cuba on this boat from Mexico. A jet shot down during the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion is also on display.

Calle Refugio 1 is the address.

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