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Museo del Carnaval

Calle Heredia No: 301, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Nice littel visit

The Museo Del Canival is worth a visit if you are interested in costumes etc but you could walk... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Exeter, United Kingdom
Worth the visit.... especially when they have a show...

This is a small museum just a few blocks from the main plaza with various carnival-related items... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Richard H
San Juan, PR
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“dance show” (6 reviews)
“small museum” (6 reviews)
“cuban music” (2 reviews)
Calle Heredia No: 301, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Museo Del Canival is worth a visit if you are interested in costumes etc but you could walk around the whole facility in 5 minutes. We really liked the performance in the court yard!!

Thank KirstyMartin26
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a small museum just a few blocks from the main plaza with various carnival-related items and several scheduled shows in the interior patio.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Unable to visit as the place is only open after 4 pm.From the outside it looked very interesting not even able to see the performance.

Thank Jacky S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank k8dee
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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

Thank YvonneNBirmingham
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

Thank Sambururob
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...More

Thank megwr
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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.

Thank RonA_Plymouth
Reviewed 9 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.

Thank justinebeach
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank 3matjazg
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