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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

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EXELENT museum

A top 5 on my list of Habana Vieja. Closes about 4 pm even though it has a 5 pm close time. Go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ginag508
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Santa Monica
Most Historical

Located in the historical square of the original historical village. This building is considered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karaoshkin
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New York City, New York
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Havana, Cuba
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"city museum"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful palace"
in 5 reviews
"the interior courtyard"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"christopher columbus"
in 7 reviews
"official residence"
in 2 reviews
"surrounded by lush"
in 2 reviews
"period rooms"
in 2 reviews
"colonial times"
in 6 reviews
"military uniforms"
in 2 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 2 reviews
"spanish king"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful collection"
in 2 reviews
"limited english"
in 2 reviews
"old palace"
in 2 reviews
"great museum"
in 4 reviews
"undergoing restoration"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A top 5 on my list of Habana Vieja. Closes about 4 pm even though it has a 5 pm close time. Go early. Beautiful artifact and tour guide available.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the historical square of the original historical village. This building is considered one of the largest architectural values in Cuba of all time. It was a residence of Spanish governors, who ordered to make the street wooden to wake them up. Until recently...More

Thank Karaoshkin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would suggest do not leave old Havana without taking a look to this place.It is not only the aristocratic House and the colonial archittecture. It is also the furnitures and the ornaments of the House. Make sure that you bought a ticket that shows...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

my husband and i came here and was not disappointed. it was magnificent to learn the history of this place and the see such beauty in the design and build of this place. amazing

Thank Celina M
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

A very interesting building lots of history staff were good told us interesting information well worth visiting

Thank adamy12
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This beautiful building was built in Baroque style. The architecture is beautiful. This nice building is located on the west side of the plaza de Armas and was built in 1792, on the sight of the former parish church. This imposing building was the Palacio...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Apart from being an awesome building, we learned so much from our visit; we managed, unwittingly, to get the attention of two attendants in different parts of the building, which guided us through and taught us loads of interest facts, amongst them: the 4th of...More

Thank AnnaCub2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Around the palace of the generals we got the audio guide so that we could avoid being lured into any corners by the guides and pressed for more money. . It's quite interesting but lots of the advertised rooms were closed.

Thank Liz W
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The Governor's Residence, the Chapter House and a Prison, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales in Havana, built between 1776 and 1791 is a masterpiece of Cuban baroque architecture which found a new use as the base for the Cuban government in 1902 and, since...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The Palacio is a museum, but unfortunately with very little labeling and only in Spanish. You just basically walk from one room to the next, but without further information it isn’t that spectacular. Not a must-see.

Thank Katrin R
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