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

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Fun dance show at 4.30pm

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Julie C
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Julie C
Wommelgem, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

For the price of admission, the 4 p.m. dance performance, with a large company performing Afro-Cuban dancing, is a find! The dancers are excellent and, in true Cuba form, engage the audience to join them at various times. The museum was small, but provide a glimpse of Santiago's Carnival and how it changed as Cuba changed. Like in most musical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is a lively, quirky small museum with beautiful old photographs and posters depicting the famous carnavals in Santiago. There is dancing in the court yard for tourists.

Thank maq44
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This museum is about Carnaval - costumes abound. It is interesting, but not very large. It is colorful and there are dancers who perform in the afternoon - I saw them dressed and ready to go, but missed the performance. Not enough to take photos of so not worth getting a photo permit.

Thank Chicagoehc
Vermont, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This small museum on Heredia Street offers a daily 4:00 folkloric dance performance, with colorful costumes, playful antics, and African dance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

It's interesting to read about the significance of the carnival for the inhabitants of the town. there are some beautiful costumes. Some very inventive costumes. We were impressed with the dance show which is included in the price of the entrance.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Very cute and well looked after museum. We really enjoyed our visit here as we got to see and learn where all the Santiago de Cuba carnival's history comes from. Beautiful costumes.

Thank Traveler Z
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We came to this place again because I wanted to see if there were new exhibits, unfortunately, it was closed, but I totally recommend this museum because of its huge display of Carnaval tradition.

1 Thank Tarja K
Boom, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Santiago de Cuba and Carnaval are rarely not seen in the same sentence, so I find this museum is a must-see for every tourist who isn't staying for the carnaval itself. Don't expect a large museum with airconditioning and a sush every time you make a noice. No, it's a museum that really shows how I imagine carnaval should be:... More 

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